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Dick's Favourite

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have been raised in the late 1800s by Carless, foreman at Rowe's Nurseries, Worcester. Fruits are crisp with an acid flavour. Cooks well.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)

Accession No.
1967 - 009

  

Accession name
Dick's Favourite
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
69.98 mm 1
Width
81.02 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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