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Api Noir

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in France. Known in the late 1700s. Fruits are sweet, crisp and juicy with an aromatic flavour. Very similar to Api.

Api chernoe, Apis Noir, Black Lady Apple, Calvau noir, Calvau Noire, d'Api Noire, de Caluau, De Pommier a Fruit noir, Pomme de Calvau, Pomme de Pommier a Fruit Noir, Pommier a fruit noir, Schwarze Api, Schwarzer Api
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Flat 2
small 2
weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Dark Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
very low 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1952 - 106


Accession name
Api Noir
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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