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Autumn Arctic

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated from U.S.A. where it arose from a pile of chicken house litter on a farm in Vermont. Fruits have sweet, soft flesh with a little flavour. It is reputed to have some resistance to scab.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1974 - 121


Accession name
Autumn Arctic
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
medium-large 1
Flat globose 1
weak-medium 1
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
low 1
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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