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Helios

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at the Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture, Munchenberg-Mark, Germany. Introduced in 1969. Fruits have a rich, sweet flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Oldenburg x Unknown

Accession No.
1994 - 041

  

Accession name
Helios
Flowering time  ›››
23rd April10% flowering
26th AprilFull (80%) flowering
5th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
56.17 mm 1
Width
65.82 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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