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Retina

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at the Institute of Fruit Research, Dresden-Pillnitz, Germany. Introduced in 1991. Fruits are sweet, crisp and juicy. Resistant to scab.

Availability
Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.
Parentage:
Apollo x seedling of M. floribunda

Accession No.
1994 - 047

  

Accession name
Retina
Flowering time  ›››
22nd April10% flowering
25th AprilFull (80%) flowering
7th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
61.08 mm 1
Width
70.02 mm 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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