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George Cave

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1923 by George Cave at Dovercourt, Essex. It was acquired by Seabrook & Sons Ltd., Boreham, Essex and named in 1945. Fruits have a little soft, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a little acid, slightly aromatic and pleasant flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
55.00mm 2
Width
60.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Coarseness
fine 2

Accession No.
1979 - 160

  

Accession name
George Cave (LA 70A)
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1

Accession No.
1940 - 014

  

Accession name
George Cave (NFT)

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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