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Lorna Doone

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

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 (Paramor)

Accession No.
1958 - 017

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1958 from Hereford, England. Fruits have soft, mealy flesh with a slightly subacid flavour.

Accession name
Lorna Doone
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
70.73 mm 1
Width
86.57 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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