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Red Jersey

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in Somerset. Trees rather prone to scab.Produces a bittersweet cider.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1992 - 126

  

Accession name
Red Jersey
Flowering time  ›››
14th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
25th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
small-medium 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
42.02 mm 1
Width
45.38 mm 1
Ribbing
strong-very strong 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high-very high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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