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Leathercoat Russet (Brotherston)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A synonym of Royal Russet. Originated in England. It was first recorded in 1597. Fruits have tender, greenish yellow flesh with a sweet-subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1949 - 275

  

Accession name
Leathercoat Russet (Brotherston)
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
63.58 mm 1
Width
78.82 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
n/a 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
n/a 1
Russet
medium-high 1
Juiciness
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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