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Bedfordshire Foundling

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in England in about 1800. Fruits are firm, juicy, a little coarse-textured and subacid. Cooks well.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Broad globose conical 2
large 2
65.00mm 2
75.00mm 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
low 2
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
2000 - 020


Accession name
Bedfordshire Foundling
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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