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Ruby (Thorrington)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by F.W. Thorrington, a retired London Customs Officer, Hornchurch, Essex. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1925. Fruits have firm, sweet flesh with little flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown
Shape
Flat globose 2
Size
medium 2
Height
57.00mm 2
Width
69.00mm 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1925 - 030

  

Accession name
Ruby (Thorrington)
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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