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Folkestone

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Tydeman's Early Worcester x Unknown

Accession No.
1964 - 069

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1964 from Chandler & Dunn, Ash, Kent. Fruits have crisp, tender flesh which is sometimes tinged red under the skin. It has a sweet and slightly subacid flavour.

Accession name
Folkestone
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1
Size
small-medium 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Dark Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
mottled/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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