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Chelmsford Wonder

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised near Chelmsford, Essex in about 1870 and introduced in 1890 by Saltmarsh. Received an Award of Merit and a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1891. Fruits have firm, fine-textured flesh which is juicy and subacid.

Chudo Shelmsforda, Merveille de Chelmsford, Wunder von Chelmsford
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Flat globose 2
large 2
61.00mm 2
75.00mm 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1957 - 213


Accession name
Chelmsford Wonder
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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