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American Beauty

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Sterling, Massachusetts, USA. Recorded in 1854. Fruits have softish flesh with a slightly aromatic flavour.

Beauty of America, Belle Americaine, Krasavitsa amerikanka, Sterling, Sterling Beauty
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Conical 2
large 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
very low 2
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1947 - 333


Accession name
American Beauty
Flowering time  ›››
12th May10% flowering
17th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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