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Hunter Spartan

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A tetraploid form of Spartan. Fruits have crisp, juicy flesh with a refreshing vinous flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Spartan

Accession No.
1974 - 062

  

Accession name
Hunter Spartan
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Dark Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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