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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Russia. It was described in 1855. Awarded the Award of Merit from the RHS in 1896 under its synonym name 'Cardinal'. Fruits have soft, white flesh with a sweet, vinous flavour.

Cardinal, Karabovka, Karolkowski, Kiarolkowski, Kiarolowksi, Kierakouiski, Kiorabkawski, Kiorabkowski, Korobovskoe, Korobowka, Medunichka sladkaya, Peter the Great, Pierre le Grand, Tartnell, Tartnell's
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Broad globose conical 2
medium-large 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1949 - 169


Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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