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Redfree

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois Universities, Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Introduced in 1981. Fruits are sweet and crisp with an insipid flavour. Scab resistant.

Availability
Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.
Parentage:
Raritan x Melba X M. floribunda

Accession No.
1983 - 052

  

Accession name
Redfree
Flowering time  ›››
27th April10% flowering
30th AprilFull (80%) flowering
9th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
58.84 mm 1
Width
69.85 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
absent 1
Greasiness
Strong 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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