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Chieftain

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1917 by S.A. Beach at Iowa Experimental Station, Ames, U.S.A and introduced in 1967. Fruits are sweet, crisp and juicy.

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

Accession No.
1974 - 053

  

Accession name
Chieftain
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
63.30 mm 1
Width
73.08 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
strong-very strong 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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