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Rivers' Nonsuch

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originally selected by Rivers Nurseries, Sawbridgeworth, England as a rootstock. It was known to be in existence in 1875. Fruits have crisp, yellowish flesh with a sweet, rich, perfumed flavour.

River's Nonesuch Paradise, River's Nonsuch, Rivers's Nonesuch
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Truncate conical 2
medium 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
very low 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1947 - 001


Accession name
Rivers' Nonsuch
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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