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Improved Cockpit

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A larger form of Cockpit, first recorded in 1902. Fruits have fairly soft, coarse flesh with a subacid and a little sweet, insipid flavour.

Cockpit Improved
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1943 - 010


Accession name
Improved Cockpit
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
medium 1
Oblong 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
very low 1
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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