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Ames

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at Iowa Agricultural Experimental Station, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A by H.L. Lantz. It was introduced in the 1920s. Fruits have soft, fine, juicy flesh with a sweet, vinous flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Allen's Choice x Perry Russet
Shape
Globose conical 2
Size
small 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1922 - 020

  

Accession name
Ames
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
6th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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