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Roanoke

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1949 by George D. Oberle, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, USA. Introduced in 1967. Fruits are crisp and juicy with a mild flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Red Rome x Schoharie (Northern Spy cross)

Accession No.
1974 - 069

  

Accession name
Roanoke
Flowering time  ›››
15th May10% flowering
20th MayFull (80%) flowering
26th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
62.77 mm 1
Width
73.87 mm 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
absent 1
Crunch
crumbly 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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