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Melkappel

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
70.00mm 2
Width
81.50mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Pink 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1948 - 590

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1948 from Belgium. This variety is local to East Flanders. Fruits have firm, fine, creamy white flesh with a sweet, subacid, aromatic flavour.

Accession name
Melkappel
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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