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Box Apple

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1955 - 077

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1955 from Cornwall, England. Fruits have soft, greenish white flesh with a sweet to subacid flavour.

Accession name
Box Apple
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat 1
Height
52.56 mm 1
Width
67.28 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Strong 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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