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Decio

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

This variety is said to date from the time of Attila (c. 450 AD) and to have been brought to England by Roman general Ezio from Latium, Italy. Fruits have firm, fine flesh with a slightly sweet, slightly subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Deci, Decio nostrano, Dezi
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1983 - 032

  

Accession name
Decio
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
4th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
47.27 mm 1
Width
54.68 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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