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Caroline Hopkins

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Found growing wild at Worcester, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. It was sent to the National Fruit Trials in 1956. Fruits have crisp, acid, slightly astringent flesh. This variety is said to root from cuttings and in South Africa is said to bloom and fruit twice in a year.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
56.00mm 2
Width
62.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium-strong 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1956 - 035

  

Accession name
Caroline Hopkins
Flowering time  ›››
28th April10% flowering
3rd MayFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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