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Francis (Thorrington)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in Essex by F.W. Thorrington. It was received by the National Fruit Trials in 1925. Fruits have firm, fine, crisp flesh with a very sweet and aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Francis
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
48.50mm 2
Width
55.50mm 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Dark Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1925 - 031

  

Accession name
Francis (Thorrington)
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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