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Merton Prolific

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1914 by M.B.Crane at the John Innes Horticultural Institute, Merton, England. It was named in 1947. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1950. Fruits have firm, crisp, tender, creamy white flesh with a sweet, subaci

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Northern Greening x Cox's Orange Pippin
Broad globose conical 2
medium 2
50.00mm 2
61.00mm 2
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1973 - 139


Accession name
Merton Prolific (LA 65A)
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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

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