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Dove

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Glastonbury, Somerset. Recorded in 1899 but thought to be older than this. Dove produces a vintage, sweet and slightly astringent juice and a medium bittersweet cider. Trees are of medium vigour. This variety is now rarely planted as it is rather susceptible to scab.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1989 - 079

  

Accession name
Dove
Flowering time  ›››
15th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
25th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early November 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
45.10 mm 1
Width
51.30 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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