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Red Blenheim (Wastie)

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. A more highly coloured clone of Blenheim Orange. Fruits have creamy white, somewhat coarse-textured, rather dry flesh with a rich, characteristic aromatic flavour. Cooks well.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Blenheim Orange

Accession No.
1966 - 030

  

Accession name
Red Blenheim (Wastie)
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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