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Scarlet Nonpareil

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1773 in the garden of an inn at Esher, Surrey. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1901. Fruits have fine, creamy white flesh with a subacid and rich flavour.

Synonyms:
Ecarlate sans pareille, New Scarlet Nompareil, New Scarlet Nonpareil, New Scarlet Nonpariel, New-Scarlet Nonpareil, Non Pareille Ecarlate, Non-Pareille Ecarlate, Nonpareil Ecarlate, Nonpareil Scarlet, Saint Augustine's Orange, Scharlachroter Nonpareil, Scharlachrothe Nonpareil, Scharlachrother Nonpareil, Sheppard's Nonpareil
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Father to:
Oxford Beauty
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium 2
Height
42.00mm 2
Width
57.50mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Russet
low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1951 - 005

  

Accession name
Scarlet Nonpareil
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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