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Gene Pitney


Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1962 at the request of one of Gene Pitney's fans, Miss Juliah Couper, at the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Havelock North, New Zealand. It was introduced in 1964. Fruits have firm, juicy flesh with a sweet flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1969 - 070


Accession name
Gene Pitney
Flowering time  ›››
14th May10% flowering
19th MayFull (80%) flowering
25th May90% petal fall
Picking time
mid october 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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