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Flower of the Town

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Yorkshire, England. It was first described in 1831. Fruits have firm flesh with a subacid flavour.

Flowery Town, Red Streak (of Backhouse), Redstreak (of Backhouse)
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1946 - 034


Accession name
Flower of the Town
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
small 1
Flat globose 1
weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled/solid flush 1
Strong 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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