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Williams Favourite

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in about 1750 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA. Brought to notice in 1830. Fruits have tender, greenish white flesh with a subacid, aromatic flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Truncate conical 2
medium 2
52.50mm 2
56.50mm 2
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
low 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 233


Accession name
Williams Favourite
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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