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Lille

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in France. Described in 1948. Fruits have fine, greenish white flesh with a subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1948 - 243

  

Accession name
Lille (Pyrenees Orientales)
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
57.41 mm 1
Width
66.65 mm 1
Ribbing
absent 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Weak 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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