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Schoolmaster

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Said to have been raised from seed of a Canadian apple in Old Stamford Grammar School garden or in Herefordshire. Introduced in about 1880 by Thomas Laxton. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1880. Fruits have tender, coarse, greenish white flesh with an acid flavour.

Synonyms:
MaItre d'Ecole, Schulmeister, Shkolnyi uchitel, The Schoolmaster
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Shape
Flat globose 2
Size
medium-large 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1920 - 017

  

Accession name
Schoolmaster
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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