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Peche Melba

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Brought to England in 1930 from County Kilkenny, Ireland. Fruits have firm, coarse, rather dry flesh with a subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium 2
Height
55.00mm 2
Width
70.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Juiciness
dry 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1931 - 012

  

Accession name
Peche Melba
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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