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Hector MacDonald

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at Welford Park, Newbury, Berkshire, by Charles Ross and introduced in 1906 by Pearson of Nottingham. It was awarded an Award of Merit by the RHS in 1904. Fruits have very crisp, juicy, acid flesh. A good cooker.

Synonyms:
Hector McDonald
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium 2
Height
51.00mm 2
Width
70.00mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1949 - 101

  

Accession name
Hector MacDonald
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
6th MayFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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