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Merton Beauty

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1933 by M. B. Crane at John Innes Institute, Merton, England. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a distinct aniseed flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Ellison's Orange x Cox's Orange Pippin
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
51.00mm 2
Width
63.00mm 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1973 - 138

  

Accession name
Merton Beauty (LA 62A)
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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