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Thomas Rivers

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Rivers of Sawbridgeworth, England and named Rivers' Codlin. Recorded in 1892 in which year it received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society. Introduced in 1894. Name changed to Thomas Rivers, the raiser of the apple, in 1897. Fruits have firm, crisp, creamy yellow flesh with an acid flavour.

Synonyms:
River's Codlin, Rivers' Codlin
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Ffordd-fawr)
Parentage:
Mother x Unknown
Shape
Conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
64.00mm 2
Width
64.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1957 - 230

  

Accession name
Thomas Rivers
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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