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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A spur type clone of Golden Delicious. It was discovered in 1960 by Grady Auvil, Sundale Orchards, Roosevelt, Washington, USA. It was introduced in 1963. Fruits have crisp, sweet, juicy flesh with a good aromatic flavour.

Golden Spur (Auvil), Sundale
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Golden Delicious

Accession No.
1970 - 039


Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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