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Melrose (2)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Freeman S. Howlett at Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Wooster, Ohio, USA. Selected in 1937 and introduced in 1944. Fruits have creamy white, moderately firm, a little coarse-textured, juicy flesh, with a pleasant sweet, subacid, slightly aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Melrose
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sports:
Dugamel
Marstar

Accession No.
1952 - 019

  

Accession name
Melrose (2)
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
strong 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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