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Reverend W. Wilks

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Veitch, Chelsea, England. First recorded in 1904. Received the Award of Merit in 1904 and a First Class Certificate in 1910 from the Royal Horticultural Society. Fruits have crisp, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a subacid flavour. Cooks well.

Synonyms:
Reverend Wilks
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Peasgood's Nonsuch x Ribston Pippin
Father to:
Robert Blatchford
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
76.00mm 2
Width
88.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1979 - 183

  

Accession name
Reverend W. Wilks (LA 71A)
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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