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Levering Limbertwig

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A larger fruited mutation of Limbertwig. Originated in Ararat, Virginia, U.S.A. by S.R. Levering. Fruits have fairly firm flesh with a subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Limbertwig

Accession No.
1974 - 259

  

Accession name
Levering Limbertwig
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
58.45 mm 1
Width
74.21 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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