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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to be of French origin. It was introduced into England in the mid 1500s. Fruits have greenish white, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a slightly acid and pleasant aromatic flavour.

Alter Nonpareil, Bespodobnoe starinnoe, Duc d'Arsel, Duc d'Arsell, English Nompareil, English Nonpareil, Golden Russet Nonpareil, Groene Franche Renet, Groene Reinette, Groene Renet, Gruener Reinette, Grune Reinette, Grune Reinette (Diel), Hunt's Green Nonpareil, Hunt's Nompareil, Hunt's Nonpareil, Loveden's Pippin, Lovedon's Pippin, Neu Englischer Nonpareil, Neue Englische Nonpareil, Neuer Englischer Nonpareil, Neuer Grosser Englischer Nonpareil, Nom-pareil, Nompareil, Nompareil d'Angleterre, Non Pareille, Non Pareille (I'Ancienne), Non Pareille Ancienne, Non-Pareille, Non-Pareille Ancienne, Nonpareil d'Angleterre, Nonpareil Old, Nonpareille, Nonpareille Ancienne, Nonpareille d'Angleterre, Nouvelle Grosse Non Pareille Anglaise, Nouvelle Grosse Non-Pareille Anglaise, Nouvelle Non Pareille Anglaise, Nouvelle Non-Pareille Anglaise, Old Nompareil, Old Nonpareil, Original Nompareil, Original Nonpareil, Poire, Pomme Poir, Pomme Poire, Pomme-Poire, Reinette Franche, Reinette Nompareille, Reinette Non Pareille, Reinette Non- Pareille, Reinette Non-pareil, Reinette Nonpareil, Reinette Nonpareille, Reinette Sans Pareille, Reinette Sans-Pareille, Reinette Verte, Sans Pareille, Sans-Pareille, Unvergleichliche Reinett
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Hunt's Duke of Gloucester

Accession No.
2000 - 072


Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
small 1
Broad globose conical 1
46.16 mm 1
59.15 mm 1
weak-medium 1
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Brown 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
mottled 1
high-very high 1
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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