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Eden

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1948 by Mr E.J. Ingleby, Forest and Orchard Nurseries, Falfield, Gloucestershire. It was introduced in 1957 by Matthews Fruit Trees Ltd., Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Fruits have fine flesh with a subacid, slightly sweet flavour.

Synonyms:
Fon's Spring
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust collection (link to website)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Parentage:
John Standish x Cox's Orange Pippin
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
52.00mm 2
Width
62.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1957 - 003

  

Accession name
Eden
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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