Ard Cairn Russet apple
An old apple variety from Ireland, with a flavor reminiscent of bananas.
- Species: Malus domestica
- Originates from: Ireland
- Introduced: 19th century
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1225
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1905-004
- Some historical details taken with kind permission from 'The New Book of Apples' by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards , illustrated by Elisabeth Dowle, published by Ebury Press, 2002.
- Bultitude apple group: 7. Flushed / striped, some russeting, sweet
- Flowering period: Mid-Late season
- Flowering group: 4
- Fertility: Self-sterile
- Ploidy: Diploid
- Vigour: Slightly large
- Scab - Some resistance
- Mildew - Some resistance
References and further reading about this variety
- Apples of England (1948)
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- Dougas Wilson in Perth,
- Elizabeth Moriarty in Oxford, OXON
- Graham Hinchliffe in Eastbourne, EAST SUSSEX
- Jon Hutton in Prudhoe, NORTHUMBERLAND
- N. Buck in Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
- N. Buck in
- Peter Barnard in Doncaster, LINCOLNSHIRE