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Newtown Spitzenburg

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated at Newtown, Long Island, USA. It was recorded in 1817. Fruits have firm, coarse, creamy yellow flesh with a sweet subacid flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Flat 2
medium 2
51.50mm 2
52.00mm 2
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
very low 2
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1950 - 182


Accession name
Newtown Spitzenburg
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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