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Easter Orange

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Introduced by nurserymen, Hillier & Sons, Winchester. It was first recorded in 1897 in which year it also received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Fruits have crisp, firm flesh with a sweet and aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
63.00mm 2
Width
66.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1941 - 007

  

Accession name
Easter Orange
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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