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Isaac Newton's Tree

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated from a tree growing in Isaac Newton's garden at Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, Lincs in 1660. It appears identical to Flower of Kent. Fruits have soft, coarse-textured flesh with a subacid flavour. A very shy cropper.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project

Accession No.
1948 - 729

  

Accession name
Isaac Newton's Tree
Flowering time  ›››
14th May10% flowering
21st MayFull (80%) flowering
29th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
81.82 mm 1
Width
90.66 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
low 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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