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Forge

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Said to have originated at a Forge Farm in Sussex or near one of the old forges in the iron district near East Grinstead, Sussex. It was described in 1851 when it was already well known. Fruits have crisp, very juicy flesh with a pleasant aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Der Schmiedeapfel, Forge Apple, Schmiede Apfel, Schmiedeapfel, Sussex Forge
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1920 - 012

  

Accession name
Forge
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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