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Sanspareil

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Known in England since the late 1800s. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1899. Fruits have crisp, yellow flesh with a sweet, aromatic flavour.

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

Accession No.
1957 - 226

  

Accession name
Sanspareil
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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