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Forty Shilling

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
59.00mm 2
Width
67.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
low 2
Greasiness
Strong 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1944 - 023

  

Received as scions from a tree near Carlisle, Cumberland. The original tree was growing in about 1800. Fruits have soft, creamy white flesh with a sweet flavour.

Accession name
Forty Shilling
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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