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Eight Square

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Synonyms:
Kill Apple
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1950 - 079

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1950 from Ireland. Fruits have firm, crisp flesh with a slightly acid flavour.

Accession name
Eight Square
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Height
58.31 mm 1
Width
71.83 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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