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Opetian

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Flat globose 2
Size
large 2
Height
63.00mm 2
Width
75.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Pink 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1953 - 048

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1953 from John Innes Institute, Merton, London. Fruits have soft, coarse, creamy white flesh with a slightly subacid flavour.

Accession name
Opetian
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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