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King Cole

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by R.G. Cole at Lang Lang, Victoria, Australia. It was first exhibited in 1912. Fruits have firm, fine, greenish white flesh with a subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Cole, R. G. Cole's Champion
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Jonathan x Dutch Mignonne

Accession No.
1950 - 122

  

Accession name
King Cole
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
small-medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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