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Gros Croquet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in the Ardennes, France. It was described in 1947. Fruits have tender, fine flesh with a sweet, subacid and perfumed flavour.

Synonyms:
Bon Pommier, Double Belle Fleur, Double Bellefleur, Double Bon Pommier, Double Bonne Ente, Flandre, Gros Rouge, Gros RTau, Grosse Bonne Ente
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1948 - 312

  

Accession name
Gros Croquet
Flowering time  ›››
15th May10% flowering
21st MayFull (80%) flowering
27th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
67.02 mm 1
Width
81.81 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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