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Burr Knot


Malus domestica Borkh.

An apple of UK origin. First recorded in 1818. The fruits are of no particular merit but the trees produce numerous burrs, and roots freely from cuttings. Fruits have soft, coarse-textured rather dry flesh.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1943 - 009


Accession name
Burr Knot (Lascelles)
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
mid september 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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