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Roba

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured clone of Erwin Baur. Fruits have fairly firm flesh with a sweet to subacid, aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.
Parentage:
Geheimrat Doktor Oldenburg x Unknown

Accession No.
1994 - 055

  

Accession name
Roba
Flowering time  ›››
22nd April10% flowering
24th AprilFull (80%) flowering
3rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Height
55.12 mm 1
Width
67.37 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
very low 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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