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Fiesta

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1972 at East Malling Research Station, Kent. It received an Award of Merit in 1987 from the Royal Horticultural Society. Fruits are crisp and juicy with a Cox-like flavour.

Synonyms:
Red Pippin
Availability
Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Idared

Accession No.
1983 - 038

  

Accession name
Fiesta
Flowering time  ›››
29th April10% flowering
2nd MayFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
58.69 mm 1
Width
70.11 mm 1
Ribbing
absent 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
juicy-very 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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