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Madresfield Court

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have been raised by William Crump. First exhibited in 1915. It was introduced by J. Carless of Worcester, England. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1915. Fruits have firm, a little coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant aromatic flavour. Tends to be a rather shy cropper.

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)
Ellipsoid 2
medium 2
63.00mm 2
63.00mm 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
very low 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1919 - 007


Accession name
Madresfield Court
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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