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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.

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)
Shape
Ellipsoid 2
Size
medium 2
Height
63.00mm 2
Width
63.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
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


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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