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Lewis's Incomparable

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Believed to have been raised in England. It was known at the end of the 1700s. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, rather dry, subacid flesh with very little flavour.

Synonyms:
Incomparable, Incomparable de Lewis, Lewis Incomparable, Lewis' Incomparable
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
2000 - 060

  

Accession name
Lewis's Incomparable
Flowering time  ›››
12th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
26th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
75.68 mm 1
Width
86.96 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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