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Kaiser Wilhelm

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Discovered in about 1800 by Head Teacher Hesselman in Witzhelden, Kreis Solingen, Germany. Introduced by the mid 1800s. Fruits have crisp, fine flesh with a subacid, sweet and spicy flavour.

Synonyms:
Cesarz Wilhelm, Emperator Wilhelm, Empereur Guillaume, Imperator Vilgelm, Reneta Czerwona, Vilemovo, Vilgelm, Wilhelmapfel
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Harberts Reinette x Unknown

Accession No.
1958 - 062

  

Accession name
Kaiser Wilhelm
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
74.05 mm 1
Width
83.25 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
dry-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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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