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Ard Cairn Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Discovered by Baylor Hartland in Cork, Ireland in about 1890. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1910. Fruits are firm, sweet with little juice. Flavour is slightly aromatic.

Synonyms:
Ard Cairn
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
65.00mm 2
Width
65.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
high-very high 2
Juiciness
dry 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1905 - 004

  

Accession name
Ard Cairn Russet
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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