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Winston

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1920 by William Pope at Welford Park, Berkshire, England. Introduced (as Winter King) in 1935. Renamed Winston in 1944. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet and good aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Cox d'Hiver, Winter King, Wintercheer
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Worcester Pearmain

Accession No.
1974 - 410

  

Accession name
Winston (LA)
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
streaked 1
Russet
very low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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