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Mere de Menage

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Known in the late 1700s. Fruits have firm, greenish, rather coarse-textured and rather dry flesh with an acid flavour.

Synonyms:
Bellefleur de France, Brietling, Burton's Beauty, Capp Mammoth, Combermere, Combermere Apple, Dame de Menage, de Livre, Der Gelbe Tellerapfel, Femme de Menage, Femme-de-Menage, Flander's Pippin, Flanders Pippin, Flanders' Pippin, Gelbe Tellerapfel, German Spa, Gloria Mundi, Gros Rambour d'Hiver, Gros Rambour Wildling, Gros-Rambour d'Hiver, Grosser Pfund Rambour, Grosser Pfund Rambour Wildling, Grosser Rambour, Hans Mutterchen, Hansmutterchen, Harlow Pippin, Haus Mutterche, Haus Mutterchen, Hausmutterche, Hausmutterchen, Hounslow Seedling, Husmoder, Husmodersapple, Khozyayushka, la Menagere, Libra, Livre, Lord Combermere, Menage, Menagere, Menagerie, Mere-de-Menage, Monstreuese de Nikita, Monstrueuse de Nikita, Monstrueuse de Nykita, Pfund, Pfund Rambour-Wildling, Pomme de Livre, Queen Emma, Rambour d'Amerique, Rambour Gos, Red German, Reisenapfel, Riesen- Apfel, Riesenapfel, Teller, Winter Colmar
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
75.50mm 2
Width
90.50mm 2
Ribbing
medium-strong 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Juiciness
dry 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
2000 - 067

  

Accession name
Mere de Menage
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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