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Saint Cecilia

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by John Basham & Sons at Bassaleg, Monmouthshire, Wales in 1900. Introduced in 1918. Received an Award of Merit in 1918 and a First Class Certificate in 1919 from the Royal Horticultural Society. Fruits have crisp, juicy flesh with a rich, aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
60.50mm 2
Width
73.00mm 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1973 - 144

  

Accession name
Saint Cecilia (LA)
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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