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Woolbrook Russet

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1903 by J.H.Stevens & Son, Woolbrook Nursery, Sidmouth, Devon, England and introduced by them. First fruited in 1912. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1930. Fruits have rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with an acid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Bramley's Seedling x King's Acre Pippin
Shape
Flat 2
Size
large 2
Height
66.00mm 2
Width
86.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Russet
low-medium 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1928 - 010

  

Accession name
Woolbrook Russet
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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