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Caravel

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Canada and introduced in 1964. A biennial cropper. Fruits have firm, white flesh with a rather insipid flavour.

Synonyms:
Portia
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Melba x Crimson Beauty (Canada)
Shape
Flat globose 2
Size
medium 2
Height
46.50mm 2
Width
55.50mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1965 - 008

  

Accession name
Caravel
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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