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Collins

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Synonyms:
Apple of Commerce, Champion, Champion Red, Collins Red, Collins' Red, Commerce, Commercio, Coss Champion, Coss's Champion, Pomme du Commerce, Torgovoe
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Blaze
Father to:
Skinlite

Accession No.
1947 - 136

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1947 from France. Fruits have firm, hard flesh with an astringent flavour.

Accession name
Collins
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
59.62 mm 1
Width
67.48 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Juiciness
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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