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Cockpit

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Yorkshire. First recorded in 1831. Fruits have coarse flesh with a slightly acid, almost astringent flavour.

Synonyms:
Summer Cockpit, Yorkshire Cockpit
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1943 - 012

  

Accession name
Cockpit
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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