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Improved Dove

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A seedling thought to have originated in Somerset in the early 1900s. A mild, bittersweet variety.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1989 - 090

  

Accession name
Improved Dove
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
56.30 mm 1
Width
59.80 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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