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Bancroft

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Ottawa, Canada by the Division of Horticulture Experimental Farm. It was selected in 1930 and introduced in about 1935. Fruits have firm, greenish white flesh with a subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Bankroft
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Forest x McIntosh

Accession No.
1950 - 150

  

Accession name
Bancroft
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
71.41 mm 1
Width
78.90 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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