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Mother

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated at Boston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. First recorded in 1844. Fruits have fairly firm, very juicy flesh with a sweet and distinctive good aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
American Mother, Gardener's Apple, Mother Apple, Mother of ATnerica, Mother of the Arneri cans, Mutter Apfel, Mutterapfel, Queen, Queen Anne, Queen Mary
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Mother to:
Thomas Rivers
Ruzena Blahova
Father to:
Mrs. Phillimore
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
69.00mm 2
Width
69.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked/mottled 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1975 - 317

  

Accession name
Mother (LA73A)
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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