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Wheeler's Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in England. Known in 1717. Fruits have a little soft, greenish white flesh with a subacid, slightly sweet and slightly aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Reinette Grise de Wheeler
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust collection (link to website)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)

Accession No.
1944 - 001

  

Accession name
Wheeler's Russet
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
61.93 mm 1
Width
71.70 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
very high 1
Greasiness
Weak 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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