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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

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Northern Greening x Cox's Orange Pippin
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
50.00mm 2
Width
61.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Crunch
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

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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

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