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Edward VII

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

First recorded in 1902. It was introduced by Rowe of Worcester in 1908. Received Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1903. Fruits have firm, rather coarse-textured, fairly juicy flesh with an acid flavour. An excellent cooker.

Synonyms:
Edouard, Edouard VII, King Edward, King Edward VII
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Parentage:
Blenheim Orange x Golden Noble
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
52.50mm 2
Width
67.00mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1921 - 015

  

Accession name
Edward VII
Flowering time  ›››
14th May10% flowering
21st MayFull (80%) flowering
29th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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