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Frankettu

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Said to have originated in the Melun area of France. It was first described in 1536. Fruits have firm, crisp flesh with a sweet and acid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1950 - 163

  

Accession name
Frankettu
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat 1
Height
48.13 mm 1
Width
62.46 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Brown 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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