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Excelsior

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by W. Seabrook & Sons, Chelmsford, Essex and introduced by them in 1921. Fruits have soft flesh with a slightly acid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
76.50mm 2
Width
84.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1924 - 017

  

Accession name
Excelsior
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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