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Ben's Red

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Benjamin Roberts at Trannack, Cornwall, England in about 1830. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1899. Fruits have firm, dry, somewhat coarse textured flesh with a sweet, pleasant flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Parentage:
Devonshire Quarrenden x Farleigh Pippin
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
52.50mm 2
Width
72.50mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Over Colour
Dark red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 208

  

Accession name
Ben's Red
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
6th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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