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Alfriston

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in the late 1700s by Mr Shepherd at Uckfield, Sussex and named Shepherd's Pippin. Re-named Alfriston in 1819. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1920. Fruits are soft, coarse-textured, not very juicy and acid. Cooks well.

Synonyms:
Alfreston, Alfristan, Freen Grove, Green Goose, Lord Gweyder's Newton Pippin, Lord Gwydir's Newton Pippin, Lord Gwydr's Newton Pippin, Lord Gwydr's Newtown Pippin, Lord Gwydyr's Newton Pippin, Lord Gwydyr's Newtown Pippin, Shepherd's Pippin, Shepherd's Seedling, Shepherd's Seedling Pippin, Shepperd's Seedling
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Mother to:
Morley's Seedling
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
68.00mm 2
Width
80.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 178

  

Accession name
Alfriston
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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