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Kaiser Franz Joseph

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in Germany. It was known before 1876. Fruits have tender, fine, whitish flesh with a sweet, vinous, aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Francis Joseph, Francois Joseph, Kaiseren Elizabeth
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
52.00mm 2
Width
69.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish green 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1947 - 316

  

Accession name
Kaiser Franz Joseph
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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