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Topaz

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project

Accession No.
1948 - 737

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1948 from East Malling Research Station, Kent. Fruits have soft, coarse, greenish cream flesh with a subacid flavour.

Accession name
Topaz
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium-large 1
Shape
Oblong 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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