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Criterion

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Discovered in 1968 by Francis Cites in his Parker Heights orchard, near Wapato, Washington, USA. Fruits are firm, crisp and sweet with a good flavour.

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

Accession No.
1976 - 077

  

Accession name
Criterion
Flowering time  ›››
14th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
67.58 mm 1
Width
72.20 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
strong 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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