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Ildrod Pigeon

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated on the Island of Fyn, Denmark. It was known to have been in existence in 1840. Introduced by Mathiesens nursery in about 1873. Fruits have firm, crisp, fine white flesh with a sweet, subacid and slightly aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Eldrau Pigeon, Eldrod Pigeon, Eldrott Duvapple, Feuerroter Pigeon, Feuerroter Taubenapfel, Golubok ognenno-krasnyi, Ilrood Pigeon, M0rkerod Pigeon, Morke rod Pigeon, Pigeon rouge feu, Taubenapfel Feuerroter, Yldrod Pigeon, Ylrod Pigeon
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
55.00mm 2
Width
55.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Pink 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1927 - 011

  

Accession name
Ildrod Pigeon
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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