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Smart's Prince Arthur

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Smart, near Sittingbourne, Kent. First described in 1883. Fruits have extremely firm, fine-textured, rather dry flesh with a fairly sweet, little acid and no distinctive flavour.

Synonyms:
Ladies' Finger, Lady's Finger, Lady's Finger of Kent, Smart's Prince Albert
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
95.00mm 2
Width
82.50mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 261

  

Accession name
Smart's Prince Arthur
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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