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Benoni

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1830 on the farm of Mr Mason Richards, Dedham, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Introduced to England by Rivers of Sawbridgeworth. Fruits have tender, juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant, moderately aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Fail me never, Fail-me-Never
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sports:
Red Benoni

Accession No.
1941 - 022

  

Accession name
Benoni
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
small 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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