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Bridgewater Pippin (of Cheal)

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have probably originated in Bridgewater, Somerset. Recorded in 1665. Fruits have firm flesh with a subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1943 - 020

  

Accession name
Bridgewater Pippin (of Cheal)
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
69.46 mm 1
Width
79.98 mm 1
Ribbing
strong-very strong 1
Crown
strong-very strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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