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Golden Delicious Russet


Malus domestica Borkh.

A sport of Golden Delicious being entirely covered in russet. It originated from Stuttgart, Germany. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1968. Fruits have fairly crisp, juicy flesh with a good flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1978 - 312


Accession name
Golden Delicious Russet Form (LA 73A)
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
late october 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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