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Maclean's Favourite apple

A high quality late-season dessert apple with a rich sweet-sharp flavour. The tree is a heavy cropper but can be disease-prone.

USDA identification images for Maclean's Favourite

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    United Kingdom


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Unknown
    • Originates from: Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1820
    • Developed by: Dr Allan Maclean
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1950-085


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Cropping: Heavy


    • Flowering group: 5
    • Vigour: Weak growing
    • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Poor

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    • The Fruit Manual
      Author: Hogg
      A very excellent dessert apple, abundant bearer, delicate grower.

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