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Sowman's Seedling

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1914 at the County Horticulture Station, Hutton, Lancashire by Sowman. Introduced and named in 1927 by the Lancashire Agricultural Committee. Acquired by Rivers Nurseries of Sawbridgeworth, Herts. Fruits have fairly firm, fine, yellowish white tinged green flesh with an acid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Grenadier x Ecklinville
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium 2
Height
54.00mm 2
Width
67.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1927 - 070

  

Accession name
Sowman's Seedling
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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