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Great Expectations

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated from Ireland. It was described in 1951. Fruits become very greasy. Flesh is firm and crisp and has a sweet flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1967 - 008


Accession name
Great Expectations
Flowering time  ›››
14th May10% flowering
19th MayFull (80%) flowering
26th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
medium 1
Globose conical 1
weak 1
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
low-medium 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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