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Rivers' Early Peach

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Rivers of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Introduced in 1893. Fruits have coarse, rather dry, white flesh with a sweet, aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Early Peach, Rivers' Peach
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Juiciness
dry 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
2000 - 083

  

Accession name
Rivers' Early Peach
Flowering time  ›››
27th April10% flowering
4th MayFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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