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Melon

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in about 1800 with Heman Chapin, East Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York, USA from seed brought from Connecticut. Introduced in 1845. Fruits have firm, fine, crisp, tender, yellowish flesh with a subacid and aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Amerikanischer Melonen Apfel, Amerikansk Melonaeble, Arnerikanischer Melonenapfel, Arnerikansk Melon, Melon Apple, Melon d'Arnerique, Melon de Norton, Melon Norton, Norton, Norton Watermelon, Norton's Melon, Pomme Melon d'Amerique, Pomme Norton, Watermelon
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
63.00mm 2
Width
76.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1921 - 004

  

Accession name
Melon
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register