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Geeveston Fanny

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated at Geeveston, Tasmania, Australia where the oldest known tree grew in the orchard of James Evans in 1880. Fruits have crisp flesh with a subacid and aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sports:
Red Geeveston Fanny

Accession No.
1952 - 034

  

Accession name
Geeveston Fanny
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
absent 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled/solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Crunch
crisp 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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