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Bedfordshire Foundling

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in England in about 1800. Fruits are firm, juicy, a little coarse-textured and subacid. Cooks well.

Synonyms:
Bedford Foundling, Bedford's hire Foundling, Bedford'shire Foundling, Bedfordshire Forming, Bedfordshire Fundling, Bedfordshirskii Naidyonysh, Bedforshire Foudling, Bedforshire Fundling, Beldforshire Foundling, Cambridge Pippin, Findling aus Bedfordshire, Findling von Bedfordshire, Fundling aus Bedfordshire, Mignon de Bedford, Mignonne de Bedford, Mignonne de Bedfort, Trouve dans le comte de Bedford, Trouve dans le comte de Bedfordshire, Trovatello de Bedfordshire
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
65.00mm 2
Width
75.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Russet
low 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
2000 - 020

  

Accession name
Bedfordshire Foundling
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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