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Merton Pearmain

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1934 by M.B.Crane at John Innes Institute, Merton, England. Fruits have firm, juicy flesh with an aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Laxton's Superb x Cox's Orange Pippin

Accession No.
1953 - 029

  

Accession name
Merton Pearmain
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
medium-large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low-medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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