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Golden Delicious

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A chance seedling found in 1890 by A.H. Mullins, Clay County, West Virginia, USA. It was introduced in 1914 by Stark Brothers. Fruits have crisp, sweet, juicy flesh with a good aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Arany delicious, Delicios auriu, Stark Golden Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Zlatna prevazhodna, Zolotoe prevoshodnoe
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Telstar
Freyberg
Korei
Golden Melon
Redgold
Shinsei
Mutsu
Jonagold
Odin
Skinlite
Magnolia Gold
Sungold
Ozark Gold
Arlet
Elstar
Dorsett Golden
Dukat Spur
Sinta
Criterion
Kinrei
Dukat
Jonagored Supra
Goro
Goldjon
Honeygold
Priolov Delises
Tsugaru
Chehalis
Cloden
Nugget
Charden
Kougetsu
Father to:
Imperial Gala
Spencer
Ivette
Shin Indo
Horei
Spigold
Rubin
Hatsuaki
Gala
Greensleeves
Summerland
Ingol
Sports:
Golden Delicious Horst No.2
Doud Golden Delicious
Starkspur Golden Delicious
Golden Auvilspur
Lysgolden
Clear Gold
Goldensheen
Goldspur
Courtagold
Ed Gould Golden
Elbee
Golden Morspur
Lemon Pippin
Merrigold
Penco
Smoothee
Testerspur Golden Delicious
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
67.00mm 2
Width
70.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Russet
low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1979 - 162

  

Accession name
Golden Delicious (EMLA 1)
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1

Accession No.
1974 - 346

  

Accession name
Golden Delicious (LA 65A)
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Russet
low 1

Accession No.
1968 - 070

  

Accession name
Golden Delicious (Vinson)

Accession No.
1969 - 019

Accession name
Golden Delicious
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
late october 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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