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Scarlet Crofton

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Taken from England to Ireland in the late 1500s or early 1600s and reintroduced to England in 1819. Fruits have firm, somewhat coarse, white flesh with a sweet subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Crofton, Crofton Ecarlate, Crofton Pippin, Crofton Red, Crofton Scarlet, Longford Pearmain, Red Crofton, Saul Apple, Winter Crofton
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)

Accession No.
1950 - 073

  

Accession name
Scarlet Crofton
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Height
56.38 mm 1
Width
71.50 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
high-very high 1
Greasiness
Weak 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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