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la Nationale

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by M. Roux at Sainte-Romain-au-Mont d'Or, Rhone, France. It first fruited in 1871. Fruits have firm, sweet flesh.

Synonyms:
Bernardin, Bourget, Cusset a Fruits Rouges, Cusset Rouge, Deesse nationale, Natsionalnoe
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1947 - 056

  

Accession name
La Nationale
Flowering time  ›››
22nd May10% flowering
27th MayFull (80%) flowering
3rd June90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
58.80 mm 1
Width
73.84 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Dark Red 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crumbly 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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