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Arthur Turner

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Charles Turner at Slough, Bucks., and introduced by him in 1915. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1912 as 'Turner's Prolific'. It was renamed in 1913. A large cooking apple with somewhat tough skin. Well known for its particularly attractive blossom, for which it received an Award of Garden Merit in 1945.

Turner's Prolific
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Broad globose conical 2
large 2
72.50mm 2
83.00mm 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
low 2
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1975 - 301


Accession name
Arthur Turner (LA 71A)
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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