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Silva

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1945 at Alnarp Agricultural College, Sweden. Introduced in 1970. Fruits have crisp, juicy flesh with a sweet almost strawberry like flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Melba x Stenbock

Accession No.
1978 - 389

  

Accession name
Silva
Flowering time  ›››
28th April10% flowering
2nd MayFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1
Size
medium-large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
absent 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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