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Democrat

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Discovered in about 1900 growing in the orchard of J.D. Duffy near Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is known as Tasma in New Zealand. Fruits have very firm, coarse-textured, juicy, sweet flesh but lacks in flavour. In Australia it is said to have been stored for over twelve months.

Synonyms:
Duffy's Seedling, Tasma
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Hoover x Unknown
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
45.00mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1948 - 744

  

Accession name
Democrat
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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