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Api

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Also known as Lady Apple. It is thought to have been found in the Forest of Apis, Brittany, France. Recorded in 1628. Fruits are sweet, crisp and juicy with an aromatic flavour. Highly decorative fruits.

Synonyms:
Almindelig, American Lady, Apfel Klenie, Api Eller, Api fin, Api Gros, Api ordinaire, Api Petit, Api Petite, Api Piccolo, Api rose, Api rouge, Api rouge d'Hiver, Api rozove, Apia, Apio, Apis, Appease, Appia, Appie, Appio, Apy, Apy rouge, Bollen Apfel, Bomdabinchen, Bomdabincheu, Cardinal, Cardinale, Christmas Apple, Claduiana, d'Api, de Cardinal, de Lady, de Long Bois, de Long-Bois, Dieu, Doppelter Api, Etoilee, Gro Api, Gros Api rouge, Gros-Api rouge, Kis Api, Kliene Api, Kliener Api, Krippele, Lady, Lady Apple, Lady Apple of the Americans, Lille Api, Long Bois, Long-Bois, Male Jablicko, Malus Apiosa, Mela Appiola Piccola, Passe Rose, Petit Api, Petit Api rose, Petit Api rouge, Petit Apis, Petit-Api rose, Petit-Api-rouge, Petit-Apis, Petite Api rouge, Pippin Dien, Pippin Rose, Pomme Apease, Pomme Appease, Pomme d'Api, Pomme d'Api Rouge, Pomme d'Apiet, Pomme d'Apis, Pomme d'Appease, Pomme de Long-Bois, Pomme Dien, Pomme Dieu, Pomme Rose, Pomme-Rose, Pomone d'Apis, Pompone Apple, Pontaferl, Rose, Rosenapi
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Flat 2
Size
small 2
Height
30.00mm 2
Width
50.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1982 - 288

  

Accession name
Api
Flowering time  ›››
27th April10% flowering
30th AprilFull (80%) flowering
8th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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