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Carter's Blue

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated at Mount Meigs, near Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.A. Described in 1869. Fruits have fine, crisp flesh with a rich, sweet subacid, aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Lady Fitzpatrick
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
medium 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1947 - 300

  

Accession name
Carter's Blue
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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