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Warner's King

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Believed to have originated in Kent. Known since the late 1700s (prior name King Apple). It was sent by Warner to Rivers Nursery who gave it the distinguishing prefix. Fruits have rather soft, a little coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a very acid flavour. Cooks well.

Synonyms:
Barker's Seedling, D. T. Fisch, D. T. Fish, David T. Fish, Drumlanrig Castle, Fish, Fish D. T., Fish's Rambour, Killick's Apple, Killick's Big Apple, King, King Apple, King's, Kings, Nelson's Glory, Poor Man's Friend, Roi de Warner, Salopian, Silverton Pippin, Veitch's Cluster, Warner's Konigs Apfel, Warner's Konigsapfel, Warner's Seedling, Weavering, Weavering Apple
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 (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Ffordd-fawr)
Mother to:
Norfolk Beauty
Encore
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
63.00mm 2
Width
81.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1976 - 150

  

Accession name
Warner's King (LA 73A)
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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