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Merton Joy

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1946 by M.B. Crane at John Innes Institute, Merton, England. It was named in 1965. Fruits have firm, crisp, somewhat coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a slightly acid, pleasant aromatic flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Cox's Orange Pippin X Sturmer Pippin x Cox's Orange Pippin
Truncate conical 2
medium 2
51.00mm 2
63.00mm 2
absent 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1979 - 174


Accession name
Merton Joy (EMLA 1)
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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