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Dutch Mignonne

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have been raised in The Netherlands. It was brought to England in about 1771 by Thomas Harvey of Catton, Norwich. It was introduced in about 1820 by George Lindley as Dutch Mignonne as its true name was not known. Fruits have firm, juicy flesh with slightly acid, little sweet, faint aromatic flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Father to:
King Cole

Accession No.
1953 - 047


Accession name
Dutch Mignonne
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
large 1
Globose conical 1
weak-medium 1
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
low-medium 1
Weak 1
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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