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Benseman's Seedling

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
50.00mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
medium-high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Juiciness
dry 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1953 - 149

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1950 from New Zealand. Fruits are crisp and rather dry with a sweet flavour.

Accession name
Benseman's Seedling
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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