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Earl Cowper

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Shape
Conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
80.00mm 2
Width
87.50mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1949 - 055

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials from Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedford in 1949 although it is thought to be much older than this. Fruits have fairly firm flesh with a slightly subacid flavour.

Accession name
Earl Cowper
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
5th MayFull (80%) flowering
12th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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