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Oranje de Sonnaville

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by P. Sonnaville at the Fruit Research Station, Wilhelminadorp, The Netherlands. Introduced in 1971. Fruits have rather coarse-textured, sweet flesh with a rich, aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Jonathan

Accession No.
1974 - 289

  

Accession name
Oranje de Sonnaville
Flowering time  ›››
13th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
68.10 mm 1
Width
84.01 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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