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Eustis

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in the late 1600s with Benjamin Smith at Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA. Fruits have firm, crisp flesh with a subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Ben, Ben Apple
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
large 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2

Accession No.
1952 - 121

  

Accession name
Eustis
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
69.36 mm 1
Width
73.40 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low-medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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