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Fortosh

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
54.00mm 2
Width
58.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1957 - 195

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1928 from the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Canada. Fruits have rather soft, juicy flesh which is often tinged with pink. Moderately sweet, a little acid with a fair flavour.

Accession name
Fortosh
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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