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Surprise (Veitch)

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
64.00mm 2
Width
76.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
2000 - 093

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1905. Fruits have rather loose-textured, tender, cream flesh with a sweetish flavour.

Accession name
Surprise (Veitch)
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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