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Sussex Mother

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Sussex, England. Described in 1884. Fruits have soft, tender, greenish white flesh with a subacid and slightly sweet flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1950 - 002

  

Accession name
Sussex Mother
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
55.94 mm 1
Width
61.53 mm 1
Ribbing
medium-strong 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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