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Lady Sudeley

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1849 by a cottager called Jacob at Petworth, Sussex. Introduced in 1885 by G. Bunyard & Co., Maidstone, Kent. It received an Award of Merit from the RHS in 1884. Fruits have firm, juicy flesh which is a little acid and with good flavour.

Synonyms:
Jacob's Strawberry, Lady Sudely
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Beauty of Bedford
Father to:
Benenden Early
Sports:
Red Sudeley
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
54.00mm 2
Width
67.00mm 2
Ribbing
strong 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1941 - 029

  

Accession name
Lady Sudeley
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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