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Alfa 68

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1937 at the Horticultural Research Station, Alnarp, Sweden. It was introduced in 1954. Fruits have firm, tender, juicy, acid flesh, with a good flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Belle de Boskoop x Fillippa
Father to:
Alnarps Favorit

Accession No.
1968 - 057

  

Accession name
Alfa 68
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low-medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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