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Rathe Ripe

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in England. Described in 1831. Fruits have rather soft, rather dry, whitish flesh with a slightly sweet, slightly subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Early Ripe, Rather Ripe
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
small-medium 2
Height
45.50mm 2
Width
50.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish green 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
very low 2
Russet
low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Juiciness
dry 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1947 - 080

  

Accession name
Rathe Ripe
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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