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Betty Geeson

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated from Worcestershire, England. It was introduced in 1854. Fruits have firm, tender flesh with a sweet subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)

Accession No.
1982 - 205

  

Accession name
Betty Geeson
Flowering time  ›››
27th April10% flowering
30th AprilFull (80%) flowering
9th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Flat 1
Height
58.10 mm 1
Width
78.70 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Strong 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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