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Telstar

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1934 at Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand by J.H. Kidd. Named in 1965. Fruits have firm, coarse flesh with a sweet, slightly acid and rich flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Golden Delicious x Kidd's Orange Red
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
59.00mm 2
Width
68.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Russet
low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1961 - 068

  

Accession name
Telstar
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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