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Sir John Thornycroft

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Collister, gardener to Sir John Thornycroft, Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Introduced in 1913 by Bunyard of Maidstone. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1911. Fruits have hard, tough, coarse flesh with a slightly sweet flavour.

Sir John Thorneycroft
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Flat 2
medium 2
weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
coarse 2

Accession No.
1921 - 020


Accession name
Sir John Thornycroft
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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