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Porter's Perfection

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in the orchard of Charles Porter of East Lambrook, Somerset in the 19th Century. Introduced in 1907. Produces a sharp juice with little astringency. Ripens late October to early November.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1989 - 102


Accession name
Porter's Perfection
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
4th MayFull (80%) flowering
12th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
small 1
Broad globose conical 1
37.90 mm 1
44.50 mm 1
weak-medium 1
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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