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Delicious

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

An American apple discovered in about 1880 growing as a shoot from a rootstock by J. Hiatt, near Peru, Iowa. It was introduced by Stark Brothers in 1895. Fruits have very firm, very sweet, juicy flesh with a highly aromatic flavour. Skin is very tough. Fruits have much better flavour when grown in climates with good temperature and light conditions.

Synonyms:
Cervena prevazhodna, Delicious rosso, Hawkeye, Piros Delicious, Prevoshodnoe krasnoe, Red Delicious, Stark Delicious
Availability
Not currently held in the National Fruit Collection.
Father to:
Fuji
Kidd's Orange Red
Fukunishiki
Orleans
Medina
Jonadel
Empire
Chieftain
Regent
Legana
Kinrei
Sweet Delicious
Murasaki
New Fuji
Sports:
Idaho Delicious
Oregon Spur
Starkspur Supreme
Richared Delicious
Starking
Starkrimson Delicious
Wellspur Delicious
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
58.00mm 2
Width
64.00mm 2
Ribbing
strong 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1921 - 021

Accession name
Delicious
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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