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Irish Peach

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in Ireland, possibly in Sligo. It was introduced to England in 1820. Fruits have white, moderately firm, juicy flesh with a good aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Early apple, Early Crofton, Irischer Pfirschapfel, Irischer Pfirschenapfel, Irischer Pfirsich Apfel, Irischer Pfirsichapfel, Irish Peach Apple, Irlandi scher Pfirsich, Irlandischer Pfirsich Apfel, Irlandskoe persikovoe, Irlandskt Persikapple, Irlandskt Persikeapple, Irlandsktpersikapple, Irsk Ferskenacble, Peach Apple, Peche d'Irelande, Peche d'Irlande, Persikeapple
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Father to:
Balder
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
47.50mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
very fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
2000 - 051

  

Accession name
Irish Peach
Flowering time  ›››
29th April10% flowering
5th MayFull (80%) flowering
12th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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