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Sandew

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Somerset, England. Grafts from a very old tree were received by the National Fruit Trials in 1950. Fruits have soft, coarse, creamy white flesh with a subacid flavour.

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

Accession No.
1950 - 041

  

Accession name
Sandew
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
74.78 mm 1
Width
87.50 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Strong 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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