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Contessa

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1958 - 033

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1958 from Turin, Italy. Fruits have firm, coarse flesh with an acid flavour.

Accession name
Contessa
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Ribbing
strong-very strong 1
Crown
strong 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Brown 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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