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Queen

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by W. Bull, a farmer at Billericay, Essex, England from seed sown in 1858. Introduced in 1880 by Saltmarsh of Chelmsford, Essex as 'The Claimant'. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1880. Fruits have white, rather soft, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a distinctly acid flavour.

Synonyms:
Die Konigin, Drottningen, Engelskt Drottningapple, Konigin, Koniginapfel, Koroleva, Kralovnino, La Reine, Saltmarsh's Queen, The Claimant, The Queen
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Mother to:
Bushey Grove

Accession No.
2000 - 079

  

Accession name
Queen
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Flat 1
Height
63.57 mm 1
Width
89.83 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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