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Directeur Lesage

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
57.00mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped/mottled 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1949 - 202

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1949 from France but possibly originated from Belgium. Fruits have crisp, juicy flesh with a slightly subacid flavour.

Accession name
Directeur Lesage
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
6th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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