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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured sport of Epicure. It originated with G.A. Maclean, Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1953. Fruits have moderately firm and juicy flesh with a refreshing flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Epicure
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
very low 2

Accession No.
1953 - 057


Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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