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Filippa

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1880 by Filippa Johannsen of Hundstrup, South Fyn Island, Denmark. Received a First Class Certificate by the Danish Horticultural Society. Fruits have fine, tender flesh, with a subacid and slightly sweet flavour.

Synonyms:
Danskt Filippeapple, Filippa's Aeble, Filippa's Apfel
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Gravenstein x Unknown
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
66.00mm 2
Width
72.50mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
low 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1927 - 023

  

Accession name
Filippa
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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