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Hunt's Duke of Gloucester

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Dr Fry at Gloucester. It was introduced in 1820 by Thomas Hunt of Stratford-on-Avon. Fruits have firm, crisp flesh with a slightly subacid and nutty flavour.

Synonyms:
Duc de Glo'ster, Hunt's Duke of Glo'ster
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust collection (link to website)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Parentage:
Nonpareil x Unknown
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
small 2
Height
40.00mm 2
Width
47.50mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Russet
very high 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine-medium 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1948 - 508

  

Accession name
Hunt's Duke of Gloucester
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
12th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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