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Ross Nonpareil

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated from Ireland. Recorded in Meath in 1802. Introduced by Robertson to England in 1819. Fruits have firm, rather dry flesh with a rich, aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
French Pippin, Lawson Pearmain, Non-Pareille de Ross, Nonpareil Ross, Nonpareille de Ross
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
44.00mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
high-very high 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2

Accession No.
2000 - 084

  

Accession name
Ross Nonpareil
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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