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Black Mickey

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A sport of McIntosh, having a more solid flush. It was found in 1929 by I.C.Rogers in Dansville, New York, USA. Introduced in about 1930. Fruits have melting, juicy flesh with a vinous flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of McIntosh

Accession No.
1967 - 063

  

Accession name
Black Mickey
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Green 1
Over Colour
Dark Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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