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Merton Charm

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by M.B.Crane at John Innes Institute, Merton, England. Released in 1962. It received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1960. Fruits have tender, fine-textured, very juicy flesh with a sweet and good aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
McIntosh x Cox's Orange Pippin
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium 2
Height
51.00mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Amount)
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1963 - 154

  

Accession name
Merton Charm (M133)
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
6th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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