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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.

Synonyms:
Non Pareille de Pitmaston, Non-Pareille de Pitmaston, Nonpareil Russet, Nonpareil von Pitmaston, Nonpareille de Pitmaston, Pitmaston, Pitmaston Nonpareil Russet, Pitmaston Russet, Pitmaston Russet Nompareil, Pitrnaston Nonpareil, Russet Coat Nonpareil, Russet Coated Nonpareil, Russet Nonpareil, Russet-Coat Nonpareil, Saint John's Nonpareil, Saint-John's Nonpareil, St. John's Nompareil, St. John's Nonpareil, St. Johns Nonpareil
Availability
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)
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
60.00mm 2
Width
76.50mm 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
mottled 2
Russet
high-very high 2
Greasiness
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


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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