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Red Astrachan

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated from Russia. It first fruited in the UK in 1816. Fruits have firm, crisp, fairly juicy flesh with a sweet and fair flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Father to:
Broad globose conical 2
medium 2
weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
very low 2
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1999 - 084


Accession name
Red Astrachan
Flowering time  ›››
26th April10% flowering
1st MayFull (80%) flowering
9th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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