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Richardson (Ireland)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Grafts were taken in about 1900 and brought to England in 1930 from Bessborough, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland by T.E. Tomalin, from the orchard of Richardson. Fruits have firm, crisp, fine, white flesh with a slightly acid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1931 - 011

  

Accession name
Richardson (Ireland)
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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