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Steyne Seedling

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1893 at Steyne, Isle of Wight, home of Sir John Thornycroft. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1912. Fruits have soft, tender, juicy flesh with a subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Steyne's Seedling
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Flat 2
Size
large 2
Height
54.00mm 2
Width
73.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Crunch
crisp 2

Accession No.
1933 - 005

  

Accession name
Steyne Seedling
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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