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Dumelow's Seedling

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Mr Dumelow (or Dumeller) at Shakerstone, Leicestershire. The original tree was growing in 1800. It was exhibited as Dumelow's Crab in 1818, and renamed Wellington in 1819 or 1820. Fruits have very firm, crisp, juicy flesh which is extremely acid. Cooks well.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Northern Greening x Unknown
Mother to:
Hounslow Wonder
Cottenham Seedling
Baron Ward
Newton Wonder
Father to:
Belvoir Seedling
Lane's Prince Albert
Flat globose 2
medium 2
53.50mm 2
67.00mm 2
absent 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
mottled 2
very low 2
Medium 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
2000 - 033


Accession name
Dumelow's Seedling
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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