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Fall Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

The original tree of this variety was planted in about 1880 in the USA. Fruits have crisp flesh with a sweet, subacid and slightly rich flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1958 - 067

  

Accession name
Fall Russet
Flowering time  ›››
29th April10% flowering
5th MayFull (80%) flowering
12th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
57.27 mm 1
Width
60.92 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out/solid flush 1
Russet
medium-high 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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