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Shoesmith

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by George Carpenter at Byfleet, Surrey, England. First exhibited in 1930. Fruits have very white, tinged green, soft, very juicy flesh with a subacid flavour. Cooks well.

Synonyms:
H. Shoesmith
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Lane's Prince Albert x Golden Noble
Shape
Ellipsoid 2
Size
medium 2
Height
64.00mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 270

  

Accession name
Shoesmith
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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