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Api rose (Creuse)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
small-medium 2
Height
40.50mm 2
Width
49.00mm 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1948 - 223

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1948 from France. Thought to be a form of Api. Fruits are sweet, crisp and juicy.

Accession name
Api Rose (Creuse)
Flowering time  ›››
19th May10% flowering
24th MayFull (80%) flowering
31st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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