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Imperiale

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
York Imperial x Unknown
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
45.00mm 2
Width
57.50mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1947 - 462

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1947 from Angers, France. Fruits have firm, fine, greenish white flesh with a slightly sweet and subacid flavour.

Accession name
Imperiale
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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