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Merton Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1921 at the John Innes Horticultural Institute, Merton, England by M.B.Crane. It was named in 1943. Fruits have firm, crisp, tender flesh with a sweet subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sturmer Pippin x Cox's Orange Pippin
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
54.00mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Russet
high-very high 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1935 - 002

  

Accession name
Merton Russet
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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