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Red Dougherty

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A coloured sport of Dougherty. Originated in Twyford, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand by C.F. Bixley. Introduced in 1930. Fruits have firm, fine, hard, greenish white flesh with a sweet subacid flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1952 - 221


Accession name
Red Dougherty
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
medium 1
Globose 1
weak-medium 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
very low 1
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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