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Lord Derby

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Witham, Stockport, Cheshire. It was first recorded in 1862. Fruits are rather coarse textured, somewhat dry with a subacid flavour. Cooks well.

Synonyms:
Derby, London Major, London Mayor
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Ffordd-fawr)
Parentage:
Catshead x Unknown
Father to:
Eynsham Challenger

Accession No.
1978 - 300

  

Accession name
Lord Derby (LA 73B)
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
66.83 mm 1
Width
78.05 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Brown 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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