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Stembridge Clusters

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated from Sam Duck of Stembridge, Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset. Tends to be a biennial cropper. Produces a full bittersweet cider.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1989 - 108

  

Accession name
Stembridge Cluster
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
2nd MayFull (80%) flowering
11th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
45.90 mm 1
Width
51.80 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled/washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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