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Merton Knave

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1948 by M.B.Crane at John Innes Institute, Merton, England. It was named Merton Ace in 1968 but changed to Merton Knave in 1970. Fruits have soft, juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant flavour.

Synonyms:
Merton Ace
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Laxton's Early Crimson x Epicure

Accession No.
1980 - 080

  

Accession name
Merton Knave (LA)
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
48.50 mm 1
Width
56.74 mm 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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