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Dorsett Golden

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in the Bahamas in 1953 at the home of Mrs Irene Dorsett, Nassau, New Providence Islands. It was introduced in 1964. Fruits are sweet and juicy with a light aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Golden Delicious x Unknown

Accession No.
1969 - 036

  

Accession name
Dorsett Golden
Flowering time  ›››
15th May10% flowering
19th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
74.30 mm 1
Width
77.03 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
very low 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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