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John Broad

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A synonym of cider variety Captain Broad. Originated in Cornwall. Traditionally planted in Devon and Cornwall and well suited to the growing conditions in the Tamar Valley. Fairly resistant to scab. A bittersweet variety.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1992 - 011

  

Accession name
John Broad
Flowering time  ›››
29th April10% flowering
2nd MayFull (80%) flowering
12th May90% petal fall
Size
medium-large 1
Shape
Oblong 1
Height
53.01 mm 1
Width
61.23 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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