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Golden Melon

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1931 at Aomori Apple Experiment Station, Japan. It was named in 1948. Fruits have soft but moderately firm flesh with a sweet and insipid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Golden Delicious x Indo
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
56.00mm 2
Width
65.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1953 - 010

  

Accession name
Golden Melon
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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