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Florence Bennett

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Mrs Florence Bennett, Crosby Green, West Derby, Liverpool as a result of some apple cores being thrown on a garden rubbish heap. It was received by the National Fruit Trials in 1971. Fruits have fairly firm, juicy flesh with a sweet and lemon flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Bramley's Seedling x Unknown

Accession No.
1972 - 082

  

Accession name
Florence Bennett
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
n/a 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
n/a 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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