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Puffin

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Somerset, England. Described in 1883. Fruits have soft, tender flesh with a very sweet flavour.

Synonyms:
Bear and Tear, Come Bear and Tear, Puffin Sweet, Sweet Orcombe, Sweet Orcome
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1950 - 285

  

Accession name
Puffin
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
90.35 mm 1
Width
97.11 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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