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Hunter Melba

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A tetraploid form of Melba. Fruits have fairly firm, crisp, juicy flesh with a refreshing vinous flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Melba

Accession No.
1974 - 060

  

Accession name
Hunter Melba
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Flat 1
Height
56.27 mm 1
Width
76.14 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Dark Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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