Apple - Cornish Aromatic

Cornish Aromatic Apple

Malus domestica
A very old English apple variety thought to have been grown in Cornwall for centuries.

Origin: Cornwall UK 1813

Pollination:  Cornish Aromatic is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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History and description of Cornish Aromatic

Cornish Aromatic apple was first described by Sir Christopher Hawkins in 1813 but thought to have been in Cornwall for many centuries.

A handsome, medium sized, round-conical to oblong-conical fruit, ribbed and very distinctly five crowned. Dry skin, greenish-yellow, half flushed dullish red with broken, short darker red stripes. Variable amounts of russetting, which in some years may be limited to small russet dots and in others may comprise of large ochre russet patches covering much of the surface and producing a pretty patterns with the underlying red flush . White flesh with greenish tinges, firm and rather dry. Has a fine aromatic, almost spicy flavour in good years but may lack flavour in poor years.

Vigorous, upright, spreading tree. Produces spurs freely.



Main characteristics of Cornish Aromatic

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Dec-Feb

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Light
Disease resistance  Scab: Very resistant
Canker: Very resistant
Suitable for Wet Regions

Pollination date  15
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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