Skip to main content.

Copyright Information

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Rival

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Charles Ross at Newbury, Berkshire, England. First recorded in 1900. Introduced by Clibrans of Altrincham. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1900. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a slightly acid

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Peasgood's Nonsuch x Cox's Orange Pippin
Shape
Flat 2
Size
large 2
Height
63.00mm 2
Width
76.00mm 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1907 - 006

  

Accession name
Rival
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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