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Crawley Beauty

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Found in a cottage garden in Crawley, Sussex in about 1870 and introduced in 1906 by nurserymen J. Cheal & Sons of Crawley. It appears to be identical with French variety Novelle France. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1912. Fruits have slightly coarse-textured, rather dry flesh with a subacid, slightly sweet flavour.

Synonyms:
Ratcliff Sargeant, Ratcliffe Sargeant
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
53.00mm 2
Width
70.00mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1973 - 170

  

Accession name
Crawley Beauty (LA 65A)
Flowering time  ›››
24th May10% flowering
29th MayFull (80%) flowering
6th June90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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