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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.

Synonyms:
Early, Early Red, Favorite, Favorite de William, Favourite Red, Fruher William, Lady's Apple, Liubimoe Villyama, Queen, Red, William's Early, William's Favorite, William's Favourite, William's Liebling, William's Red, Williams, Williams Early, Williams Early Red, Williams Favorit, Williams Favorite, Williams Favorite Red, Williams Favourite Red, Williams Liebling, Williams Red, Williams' Early, Williams' Early Red, Williams' Favorite, Williams' Favorite Red, Williams' Favourite, Williams' Favourite Red, Williams' Liebling, Williams' Red, Williams's Favorite, Williams's Favourite
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
52.50mm 2
Width
56.50mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
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


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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