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Violette

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in France. Known in the early 1600s. Fruits have firm, fine, white flesh with a subacid and slightly aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Black Apple, Calville Rayee d'Automne, De Quatre- Gouts, de Violette, Des Quatre-Gouts, Framboise, Framboox Apple, Gros Pomme Noire d'Amerique, Grosse Pomme Noir d'Amerique, Grosse Pomme Noire d'Amerique, Pomme de Violette, Pomme Violette, Quatre Gouts, Reinette des Quatre-Gouts, Reinette Violette, Violet, Violet Apple, Violette Apple, Violette de Mars, Violette de Quatre Gouts, Violette de Quatre-Gouts, Violette des Quatre-Gouts, Violetter Apfel, Winter Veilchen
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
58.00mm 2
Width
59.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Pink 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1945 - 002

  

Accession name
Violette
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
6th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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