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Stirling Castle

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by John Christie, nurseryman at Causeyhead, Scotland. Introduced by Drummond of Stirling, Scotland. First recorded in 1831. Fruits have white, very soft, rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with an acid flavour.

Synonyms:
King Noble, Schloss Stirling, Sterling Castle, Zamok Sterlinga
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Shape
Flat 2
Size
large 2
Height
70.00mm 2
Width
89.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
2000 - 090

  

Accession name
Stirling Castle
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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