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Longstart

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Westmorland, England. It was described in 1851. Fruits have tender, white flesh which browns quickly when cut. Flavour is subacid.

Synonyms:
Long Start, Longstarths, Westmoreland Long Start, Westmoreland Longstalk, Westmoreland Longstart, Westmoreland Longstreet
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1951 - 224

  

Accession name
Longstart
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
43.91 mm 1
Width
50.61 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
medium-high 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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