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Mutsu

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. Raised in Japan in 1930 and first fruited in 1939. It was named 'Mutsu' in 1948 but renamed 'Crispin' in the UK for commercial reasons in 1968. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh which is a little sweet, somewhat acid with a refreshing, and pleasant flavour.

Synonyms:
Crispin
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Golden Delicious x Indo
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
70.00mm 2
Width
70.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1977 - 140

  

Accession name
Mutsu (LA 69A)
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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