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Duke of Devonshire

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1835 by Wilson, gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Holker Hall, Lancashire. It was introduced in about 1875. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, rather dry flesh with a rich, nutty flavour.

Synonyms:
Devonshire Duke, Duc de Devonshire, Herzog von Devonshire, Holker, Holker Pippin
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Westhope)
Father to:
Polly Prosser
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
50.00mm 2
Width
60.00mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Russet
low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
2000 - 032

  

Accession name
Duke of Devonshire
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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