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Beauty of Hants

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in the garden of Mrs Eyre Crabbe at Basset, Southampton prior to 1850. It is said to be a seedling from Blenheim Orange open-pollinated. Fruits have soft, juicy flesh with a pleasant flavour similar to Blenheim Orange.

Synonyms:
Offine Seedling, Ofine, Seedling Offine, Seedling Ofine
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Blenheim Orange x Unknown
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
large 2
Height
65.00mm 2
Width
75.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1924 - 054

  

Accession name
Beauty of Hants (Myers)
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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