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Benenden Early

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1945 at Southampton by J.J. Gibbons, and introduced in 1952 by Stuart Low Ltd., Benenden, Kent. Fruits have coarse, soft flesh with a subacid flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Saint Edmund's Pippin x Lady Sudeley
Broad globose conical 2
large 2
60.00mm 2
80.00mm 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1954 - 008


Accession name
Benenden Early
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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