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Porter

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1800 by Rev. Samuel Porter, Sherburne, Massachusetts, USA. Fruits have fine, crisp, tender, yellow flesh with a subacid and aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Jenning's, Jennings, Porter's, Yellow Summer Pearmain
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1950 - 036

  

Accession name
Porter
Flowering time  ›››
14th May10% flowering
19th MayFull (80%) flowering
28th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Ellipsoid 1
Height
68.82 mm 1
Width
67.26 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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