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Horsford Prolific

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in about 1900. It was found in 1913 in a garden at Horsford, Norwich. Fruits have firm flesh with a sweet flavour.

Synonyms:
Queen Anne
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project

Accession No.
1964 - 037

  

Accession name
Horsford Prolific
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
73.70 mm 1
Width
84.44 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp-very 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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