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Robert Blatchford

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by F. Chilvers, nurseryman, Hunstanton, Norfolk. Introduced in 1914. Keeps its shape when cooked.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Blenheim Orange x Reverend W. Wilks

Accession No.
1961 - 047

  

Accession name
Robert Blatchford
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
81.45 mm 1
Width
100.15 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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