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Royal Somerset (Copas)

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Believed to be of Somerset origin. Described as a traditional dual purpose apple that can be used for cooking or cider making. Long Ashton Research station reported that this variety made a first class medium sharp cider.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1992 - 129

  

Accession name
Royal Somerset
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
6th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
58.90 mm 1
Width
75.93 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Weak 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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