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Summer John

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in County Fermanagh, Ireland. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1949 but thought to be much older than this. Fruits have firm, rather coarse, white flesh with a subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium 2
Height
47.00mm 2
Width
60.50mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1949 - 221

  

Accession name
Summer John
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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