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Gyllenkroks Astrakan

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Found in Fogelvik, north Tjust, Sweden. It was introduced by E. Lindgren, in 1863, although it is thought to have been known in the early 1800s. Fruits have fine, loose, white flesh with a subacid flavour. Flesh bruises easily.

Synonyms:
Gyllenkrok, Gyllenkroksastrakan
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
45.00mm 2
Width
57.50mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1927 - 019

  

Accession name
Gyllenkroks Astrakan
Flowering time  ›››
28th April10% flowering
3rd MayFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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