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Pitmaston Russet Nonpareil

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at Pitmaston near Worcester, England by John Williams. First fruited in 1814. Fruits have firm flesh with a rich, aromatic flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Flat 2
medium-large 2
60.00mm 2
76.50mm 2
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
mottled 2
high-very high 2
Weak 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
2000 - 078


Accession name
Pitmaston Russet Nonpareil
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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