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Erlijon

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated with R. Banta, Carroll township, Arkansas, USA. It was introduced in 1968 by M.J.Lucas, Green Forest Nursery, Arkansas. Fruits have soft, white flesh with a vinous flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1974 - 057

  

Accession name
Erlijon
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
73.83 mm 1
Width
78.38 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled/solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Strong 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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