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Grosse Rouge

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in the Lot region of France. It was described in 1947. Fruits are very sweet with a perfumed flavour.

Synonyms:
d'Enfer
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1948 - 307

  

Accession name
Grosse Rouge (Lot) No.l
Flowering time  ›››
13th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
26th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
very low 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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