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Morkrod

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A sport of Gravenstein having red stripes. Originated in either Denmark or Sweden. It was received by the National Fruit Trials in 1960. Fruits have crisp, rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a pleasant mixture of sweetness and acidity with a distinctive flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Gravenstein

Accession No.
1960 - 060

  

Accession name
Morkrod
Flowering time  ›››
27th April10% flowering
3rd MayFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
medium 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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