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Marston Scarlet Wonder

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured sport of Newton Wonder. Discovered in about 1909 by Mr Hughes, Marston, Herefordshire, England. Fruits have creamy white, rather coarse-textured flesh which is moderately juicy and subacid. Cooks very well.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Newton Wonder

Accession No.
1925 - 005

  

Accession name
Marston Scarlet Wonder
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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