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Herma

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in the 1930s at the former Kaiser Wilhelm Institut, Muncheberg, Brandenburg, Germany. It was received by the National Fruit Trials in 1977. Fruits are crisp and juicy. Skin can be tough.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Jonathan x Unknown

Accession No.
1977 - 093

  

Accession name
Herma
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
67.20 mm 1
Width
78.58 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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