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Slack-my-Girdle

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Origin is believed to be either Devon or Somerset. Medium sized fruits are in use from October to December. Flesh is described as being sweet.

Synonyms:
Slack My Girdle, Slack-ma-Girdle, Slack-ma-Girl
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1992 - 132

  

Accession name
Slack-ma-Girdle
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat 1
Height
47.27 mm 1
Width
61.54 mm 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled/washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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