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Medaille d'Or

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1865 by M. Godard, Bois Guillaume, France. It was introduced into England in 1884 by the Woolhope Naturalists Field Club. The fruits are described as bittersweet with a sweet, astringent juice, high in tannins. Produces a cider with a high alcohol content and a strong fruity flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1989 - 095

  

Accession name
Medaille d'Or
Flowering time  ›››
14th May10% flowering
17th MayFull (80%) flowering
28th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid November 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
32.10 mm 1
Width
41.00 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low-medium 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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