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Duchess of Bedford

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Laxton Bros. Ltd., at Bedford. First exhibited in 1918. Fruits have rather soft flesh with a subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Cellini x Beauty of Bath
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
54.50mm 2
Width
65.50mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Strong 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1941 - 009

  

Accession name
Duchess of Bedford
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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