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Sweet Merlin

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1954 - 031

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1954 from Cornwall. Fruits have firm, tender, yellowish white flesh with a slightly sweet, slightly subacid flavour.

Accession name
Sweet Merlin
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Flat 1
Height
58.24 mm 1
Width
74.02 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Strong 1
Crunch
crumbly 1
Juiciness
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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