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Decosta

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A slightly striped, dark red clone of Jonagold. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1988 from Mr H. Decoster, Belgium. Fruits have juicy, sweet flesh with a good, rich flavour.

Availability
Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.
Parentage:
Sport of Jonagold

Accession No.
1998 - 015

  

Accession name
Decosta
Flowering time  ›››
18th April10% flowering
1st MayFull (80%) flowering
11th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
medium-large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Strong 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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