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Sleeping Beauty

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Lincolnshire. Described in 1851. Fruits have crisp, tender, yellowish white flesh with an acid flavour.

Synonyms:
Sleeper, Winter Sleeping Beauty
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1947 - 485

  

Accession name
Sleeping Beauty
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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