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Captain Broad

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Cornwall. Traditionally planted in Devon and Cornwall and well suited to the growing conditions in the Tamar Valley. Fairly resistant to scab. A bittersweet variety.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1992 - 111

  

Accession name
Captain Broad
Flowering time  ›››
28th April10% flowering
30th AprilFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
medium-large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
57.09 mm 1
Width
67.95 mm 1
Ribbing
strong-very strong 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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