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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated either in France or Scotland. It was known in 1815 but believed to be much older. Fruits have firm, crisp, yellowish flesh with a sweet, rich, aromatic flavour.

Arbroath Oslin, Arbroath Pippin, Arbroth Pippin, Bur- Knot, Burr Knot, Burrknot, Golden Apple, Mother, Mother Apple, Orgeline, Orgiline, Orglon, Original Apple, Original Pippin, Orjeline, Oslin Apple, Oslin Pippin, Scotch Oslin, Summer Oslin, The Oslin Apple, White Oslin
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1970 - 073

Accession name
Flowering time tree 1  ›››
26th April10% flowering
4th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time tree 1
late august 1
Size tree 2
medium 1
Shape tree 2
Flat globose 1
Ribbing tree 2
weak-medium 1
Crown tree 2
medium 1
Ground Colour tree 2
Yellow 1
Over Colour tree 2
n/a 1
Over Colour Pattern tree 2
n/a 1
Russet tree 2
low 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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