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Ellison's Orange

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Rev. C.C. Ellison at Bracebridge and Mr Wipf, gardener at Hartsholme Hall, Lincolnshire. First recorded in 1904. It was introduced by Pennells Nurseries, Lincs. in 1911. Received Award of Merit in 1911 and First Class Certificate in 1917 from the Royal Horticultural Society. Fruits have soft, juicy flesh with a rich and strong aniseed flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Cox's Orange Pippin x Calville blanc (Mayenne)
Mother to:
Merton Beauty
Father to:
Lynn's Pippin
Saint Ailred
Red Ellison's Orange

Accession No.
1982 - 046


Accession name
Ellison's Orange (McCarroll)
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
medium 1
Globose conical 1
absent 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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