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Thompson's Apple

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Ireland. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1950. Fruits have fine, crisp, firm, white flesh with a sweet flavour.

Synonyms:
Smeller, The Smeller
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1950 - 071

  

Accession name
Thompson's Apple
Flowering time  ›››
12th May10% flowering
17th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Flat 1
Height
56.84 mm 1
Width
72.12 mm 1
Ribbing
absent 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low-medium 1
Greasiness
Weak 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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