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Charles Eyre

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Charles Ross at Welford Park, Newbury, Berkshire. Introduced by Pope Brothers of Wokingham in about 1911. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1911. Fruits are soft, coarse-textured, rather dry and acid.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1921 - 010

  

Accession name
Charles Eyre
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
91.18 mm 1
Width
103.83 mm 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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