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Melba apple


Attractive, high quality, yellow washed with crimson fruit. Very white, firm, crisp, sweet flesh. A sweet subacid flavor.


Melba identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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Visitor reviews

  • 17 Feb 2015  Michael Murray,  QUEBEC, Canada
    We had a Melba tree in our garden that toppled over a year ago. Loved the apples for early season eating, wonderful applesauce. We want to replace it.

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • April  2014  - tree owned by J in Whitchurch, United Kingdom

2011 season

  • May  2011  - tree owned by v in Lucknow, Canada

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Harvest records for this variety

2011 season

  • 3rd week August  2011  - tree owned by v in Lucknow, Canada
  • 1st week August  2011  - tree owned by David in Cumberland, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: McIntosh x Liveland Raspberry
  • Originates from: Canada
  • Introduced: 1898
  • Developed by: Central Experiment Farm, Ottawa
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1787
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1925-021

Offspring of this variety



Where to buy fresh fruit

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References

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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