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Monarch

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1888. Introduced in 1918 by Seabrook Nurseries, Chelmsford, Essex. Fruits have rather soft, somewhat coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a subacid flavour. Bruises very easily.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Peasgood's Nonsuch x Dumelow's Seedling
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
62.50mm 2
Width
77.50mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Pink 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1924 - 019

  

Accession name
Monarch
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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