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Duck's Bill

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Shape
Narrow conical 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
63.50mm 2
Width
73.50mm 2
Ribbing
strong 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low-medium 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1937 - 010

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1937 from Fred Streeter, Head Gardener at Petworth House, Sussex. Fruits have sweet, rather chewy flesh.

Accession name
Duck's Bill
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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