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Eynsham Challenger

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1935 by F.W. Wastie, Eynsham, Oxford. Fruits have rather coarse flesh with an acid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Blenheim Orange x Lord Derby

Accession No.
1960 - 042

  

Accession name
Eynsham Challenger
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Truncate conical 1
Height
90.58 mm 1
Width
99.78 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
strong-very strong 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
mottled/washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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