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Murfitt's Seedling

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Cambridgeshire, England. Introduced in about 1883. Fruits have fine, crisp, white flesh with a subacid and slightly sweet flavour.

Synonyms:
Marfit's Seedling, Marfitt's Seedling, Murfitt's Apple
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Shape
Flat 2
Size
large 2
Height
63.00mm 2
Width
76.00mm 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Strong 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1939 - 021

  

Accession name
Murfitt's Seedling
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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