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Old Somerset Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium 2
Height
49.00mm 2
Width
60.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1949 - 214

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1949, but known many years earlier. Grown by Pope Bros., nurserymen of Wokingham, Berkshire. Fruits have firm, fine, greenish white flesh with a subacid flavour.

Accession name
Old Somerset Russet
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
17th MayFull (80%) flowering
25th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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