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Devon Crimson Queen

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1953 - 081

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1953 from Launceston, Cornwall. Fruits have soft flesh with a sweet, subacid flavour.

Accession name
Devon Crimson Queen
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1
Size
medium-large 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Dark Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Strong 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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