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Pigeon de Jerusalem

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in France. Recorded in the late 1600s. Fruits have firm, fine, white flesh with a subacid and slightly perfumed flavour.

Synonyms:
Coeur de Pigeon, Gros Pigeon Rouge, Gros Pigeonnet rouge, Gros-Coeur de Pigeon, Gros-Pigeonnet Rouge, Jerusalem, Pigeon, Pigeon d'Hiver, Pigeon Rouge, Pigeonnet de Jerusalem, Pigeonnet Jerusalem, Pigonnet de Jerusalem, Pomme de Jerusalem
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1947 - 135

  

Accession name
Pigeon de Jerusalem
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Conical 1
Height
64.78 mm 1
Width
67.18 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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