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Duchess's Favourite

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1800 by Mr Cree, a nurseryman of Addlestone, Surrey. Fruits have crisp, yellow flesh with a brisk and pleasant flavour.

Synonyms:
Duchess Favourite, Duchess of Gloester, Duchess of Glosester, Duchess of Gloster, Duchess of Gloucester, Duchess of York, Duchess of York Favourite, Duchess of York's Favorite, Duchess of York's Favourite, Duchess' Favorite, Duchess' Favourite, Dutches's Favorite, Fordham Wonder, Scarlet Incomparable, Town Apple
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Mother to:
Jennifer
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
54.00mm 2
Width
64.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
2000 - 031

  

Accession name
Duchess's Favourite
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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