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Greensleeves

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1966 by Dr Alston, East Malling Research Station, Maidstone, Kent. A prolific and precocious variety. Fruits have crisp, juicy flesh with a mild, refreshing flavour.

Availability
Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Parentage:
James Grieve x Golden Delicious
Father to:
Limelight

Accession No.
1980 - 077

  

Accession name
Greensleeves
Flowering time  ›››
22nd April10% flowering
25th AprilFull (80%) flowering
4th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
64.68 mm 1
Width
74.34 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
n/a 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
n/a 1
Russet
low 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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