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King George V

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1898 by Lady Thorncroft at Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England. It was introduced by J. Cheal & Sons, nurserymen, Crawley, Sussex. Received Award of Merit from RHS in 1928. Fruits have crisp, fine-textured, moderately juicy flesh with a subacid and good aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
50.00mm 2
Width
67.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1927 - 067

  

Accession name
King George V
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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