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Merchant Apple

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Somerset, England. First described in 1872. Fruits have soft, fine, greenish cream flesh with a subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Ladies' Hearts, Merchant Apple of Ilminster, The Merchant Apple, The Merchant Apple of Ilminster
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
61.00mm 2
Width
64.50mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1948 - 021

  

Accession name
Merchant Apple
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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