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Meri Cretesti

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1951 - 191

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1951 from Romania. Fruits have somewhat soft, coarse flesh with an acid flavour.

Accession name
Meri Cretesti
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
small-medium 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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