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Barchard's Seedling

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in Putney, London by Mr Higgs, gardener to R. Barchard. It was introduced in 1856 by A. Dancer. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1873. Fruits are crisp with a sweet to subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Flat globose 2
Size
medium 2
Height
55.00mm 2
Width
64.50mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1945 - 025

  

Accession name
Barchard's Seedling
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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