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Gooseberry

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in England, probably Kent. It was first recorded in 1831. Fruits have coarse-textured, fairly juicy flesh with a very acid and rather astringent flavour.

Synonyms:
Golding, Gooseberry Apple, Gooseberry Pippin
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1948 - 732

  

Accession name
Gooseberry (EM)
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
67.25 mm 1
Width
79.12 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Brown 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
very low 1
Crunch
crumbly 1
Juiciness
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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