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Minister von Hammerstein

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1882 in Geisenheim, Germany by R Goethe and named after the then Minister of Agriculture. Fruits have firm, creamy white flesh with a sweet, subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Gammershtein, Hamerstainska, Hammerstein, Hammerstenovo
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Landsberger Reinette x Unknown
Mother to:
Geheimrat Doktor Oldenburg

Accession No.
1948 - 611

  

Accession name
Minister von Hammerstein
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium-large 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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