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Taunton Cross

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1919 at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol. Fruits have firm, crisp, somewhat coarse, white flesh with a moderately sweet, slightly acid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Wealthy x Unknown
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium 2
Height
48.00mm 2
Width
64.00mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
medium-coarse 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1929 - 034

  

Accession name
Taunton Cross
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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