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Cheddar Cross

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1916 by G.T.Spinks at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol. Introduced in 1949. Fruits have firm, fine-textured flesh which is somewhat acid with little flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Allington Pippin x Star of Devon
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
50.00mm 2
Width
60.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1973 - 134

  

Accession name
Cheddar Cross (LA 63B)
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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