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Clopton Red

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1946 by Justin Brooke at Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, Suffolk and introduced in 1961. Fruits have firm flesh with a sweet, rich flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown

Accession No.
1966 - 072

  

Accession name
Clopton Red
Flowering time  ›››
12th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
25th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
small-medium 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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