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Norfolk Royal Russet


Malus domestica Borkh.

A russetted sport of Norfolk Royal. Discovered by Royal Airforce chaplain Rev. C.E. Wright in his garden at Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk. Fruits have crisp, firm flesh with a rich, sweet flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project

Accession No.
1973 - 048


Accession name
Norfolk Royal Russet Sport
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
early september 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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