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Worcester Cross

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1920 at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol. Introduced in 1932. Fruits have firm, moderately crisp flesh with a moderately sweet flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Wealthy
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
51.00mm 2
Width
67.00mm 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Crunch
medium 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1934 - 004

  

Accession name
Worcester Cross
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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