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Magdalene

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Found in about 1890 at Magdalen, Norfolk by H. Bridge. Introduced in 1924 by H. Goude. Fruits have fairly firm, fine, cream, slightly tinged green flesh with a sweet and slightly acid flavour.

Synonyms:
Magdalen, Saint Magdalene
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Russet
very low 2

Accession No.
1931 - 002

  

Accession name
Magdalen
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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