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Maidstone Favourite

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by G. Bunyard & Co., Maidstone, Kent. It received an Award of Merit in 1913 from the Royal Horticultural Society. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, juicy, sweet flesh with a pleasant distinctive flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Alexander x Beauty of Bath
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
48.50mm 2
Width
54.00mm 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1924 - 001

  

Accession name
Maidstone Favourite
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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