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Green Purnell

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Worcestershire. It was received by the National Fruit Trials in 1945 but is believed to be much older. Fruits have fine, creamy white flesh with a slightly sweet and subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Ffordd-fawr)

Accession No.
1945 - 101

  

Accession name
Green Purnell
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
73.78 mm 1
Width
86.45 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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