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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Said to have originated in the Forest of Api in Brittany, France. It was recorded in 1628. Fruits have firm, fine, white flesh with a sweet, subacid and perfumed flavour.

Api Blanc, Api Bolshoe, Api Double, Api grand, Api Grande, Api gros, Api Grosse, Api le gros, Api rose, de Rose, Dieu, Doppelter Api, Double Api, Double Rose, Double-Api, Double-Rose, Drap d'Or (Villeneuve d'Agen), Gros Api, Gros Api d'Hiver, Gros Api rouge, Gros- Api d'Hiver, Gros-Api rouge, Gros-Apis, Grosse Pomme de de Long-Bois, Grosse-Pomme de Long- Bois, Grosser Api, Grosser Apis, Large Lady Apple, Passe Rose, Passe-Rose, Poma Rosa, Pomme d'Api Gros, Pomme d'Api-Gros, Pomme de Rose, Pomme Dieu, Pomme Rose, Rose, Rose de l'Agenais, Rose de l'Angenais, Rose de Provence, Rose Double Api, Rosen Apfel, Rosen Api, Rosenapfel, Rosenapi, Rubenapfel, Rubin, Rubis, Vermillon, Vermillon Rubis
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1952 - 108


Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
medium 1
Flat 1
weak-medium 1
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
low-medium 1
crisp 1
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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