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Alton

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1923 by Richard Wellington at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, USA. Introduced in 1938. Fruits are similar in flavour to McIntosh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Early McIntosh x New York 845 (Red Canada X Yellow Transparent
Size
small 2
Ground Colour
Green 2

Accession No.
1966 - 035

  

Accession name
Alton
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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