Skip to main content.

Copyright Information

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Merton Worcester

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by M.B.Crane at the John Innes Institute, Merton, England in 1914. Named in 1947. It received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1950. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Worcester Pearmain
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
51.00mm 2
Width
63.00mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1979 - 176

  

Accession name
Merton Worcester (EMLA 1)
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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