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Gibbon's Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated from Cork, Ireland. It was recorded in 1897. Fruits have firm, tender, fine flesh with a sweet, slightly aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Gibson's Russet
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1905 - 005

  

Accession name
Gibbon's Russet
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Height
52.48 mm 1
Width
65.31 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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