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Herefordshire Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1975 by Mr Hugh Ermen, Faversham, Kent. Introduced in 2003 by Frank P. Matthews Ltd., Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. Fruits are crisp with a sweet subacid flavour

Availability
Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.

Accession No.
1994 - 017

  

Accession name
Herefordshire Russet
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
2nd MayFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
57.38 mm 1
Width
63.68 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
high-very high 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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