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Venus Pippin

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have been raised in about 1800 in Devon, England. Fruits have tender, soft, coarse, creamy white flesh with a slightly sweet, slightly acid flavour.

Synonyms:
Plumderity, Venus' Pippin
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Shape
Ellipsoid 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
65.50mm 2
Width
68.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium-strong 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Pink 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1944 - 004

  

Accession name
Venus Pippin
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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