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Clarke's Royal

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A full red coloured clone of Cox's Orange Pippin. Originally selected in 1984 by Mr P. Clarke. Trees are more precocious than Cox and also less vigorous. Fruits are juicy and sweet with a rich, aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Cox's Orange Pippin

Accession No.
1999 - 045

  

Accession name
Clarke's Royal
Flowering time  ›››
28th April10% flowering
30th AprilFull (80%) flowering
9th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
60.54 mm 1
Width
71.23 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high-very high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
low 1
Juiciness
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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