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Konigin Sophiensapfel

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in the mid-late 1700s probably in England. It was first distributed by Loddiges as Winter Queen and renamed by German pomologist Diel. Fruits have soft, dry, mealy flesh with a slightly subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Blanke Zoete Renet, Kirkes Lemon Pippin, Konigin Sophien's Apfel, Konigin Sophienapfel, Konigin Sophiens, Lemon Pippin, Limonien Apfel, Quince, Reine Sophie, Sofiya, Winter Queen
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Ellipsoid 2
Size
medium 2
Height
73.50mm 2
Width
63.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Juiciness
dry 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1947 - 193

  

Accession name
Konigin Sophiensapfel
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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