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Lord Derby Spur Type

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated at the Hilltop Fruit Farm, Ledbury, Herefordshire on trees planted in 1968. Trees are of a spur type habit. Fruits are rather coarse-textured, somewhat dry and with a subacid flavour. Cooks well.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Catshead x Unknown

Accession No.
1969 - 041


Accession name
Lord Derby spur type
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
25th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
large 1
Globose 1
strong 1
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green 1
Over Colour
Brown 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
absent 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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