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Exeter Cross

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1924 by G.T. Spinks at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol. It was named in 1953. Fruits have firm, crisp, juicy flesh with a sweet and refreshing flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Worcester Pearmain x Beauty of Bath

Accession No.
1973 - 135


Accession name
Exeter Cross (LA 63A)
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1
small 1
Flat 1
very weak 1
absent 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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