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Mercer

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1948 - 739

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1948 from East Malling Research Station, Maidstone, Kent. Fruits have fine, tender flesh with an acid flavour.

Accession name
Mercer
Flowering time  ›››
16th May10% flowering
21st MayFull (80%) flowering
28th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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