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Rougette Douce

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in France. Known to have been in existence in 1893. Produces a mild bittersweet cider.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1999 - 044

  

Accession name
Rougette Douce
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
4th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid November 1
Size
small-medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
60.80 mm 1
Width
66.60 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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