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Weisses Seidenhemdchen

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Europe. Described in 1598. Fruits have rather soft, fine, white flesh with a sweet, slightly subacid flavour.

Chemise de Soie, Chemise de Soie Blanche, Chemise-de-Soie, Chemise-de-Soie Blanche, Chemisette Blanche, Chemisette de Soie, Chemisette-de-Soie, das Seidenhemdchen, de Dames, de Demoiselle, de Soie, Horset's Schlotter Apfel, Horset's Schlotterapfel, Pomme de Dames, Pomme de Demoiselle, Pomme de Soie, Rose Soyeuse, Schilgen's Birnformiger Apfel, Seidenhemdchen, Soyette, Syden Hemdje, Zidjen Hemdge, Zijden Hemdje
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1951 - 199


Accession name
Weisses Seidenhemdchen
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
medium 1
Globose 1
very weak 1
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
very low 1
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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