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Pirja

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1961 at the Institute of Horticultural and Agricultural Research Centre, Piikki, Finland. Fruits are crisp with a pleasant flavour.

Availability
Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.
Parentage:
Huvitus x Melba

Accession No.
1994 - 053

  

Accession name
Pirja
Flowering time  ›››
18th April10% flowering
21st AprilFull (80%) flowering
3rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Flat 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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