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Court Royal

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Origin unknown but once grown in Somerset, East Devon and Herefordshire. In the early 1900s it was used as a dessert variety. Fruits are slightly crisp and sweet. A triploid. Tree growth is vigorous producing a large tree. Produces a sweet fast fermenting juice.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1989 - 075


Accession name
Court Royal
Flowering time  ›››
28th April10% flowering
30th AprilFull (80%) flowering
8th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
medium 1
Flat 1
52.00 mm 1
69.70 mm 1
weak-medium 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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