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Hereford Cross

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1913 at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol by G.T. Spinks. Fruits have firm, crisp flesh with a fairly sweet and subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium 2
Height
45.00mm 2
Width
64.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1930 - 032

  

Accession name
Hereford Cross
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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