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Primus

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1935 at the Horticultural Laboratory, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Fruits have soft, coarse, creamy white flesh with a very sweet flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Reinette Rouge Etoilee x Cox's Orange Pippin

Accession No.
1955 - 011

  

Accession name
Primus
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
71.51 mm 1
Width
79.69 mm 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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