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Kapai Red Jonathan

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured sport of Jonathan. Discovered in 1929 by A. Tomlinson in Frimley, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Fruits have firm, fine flesh with a sweet subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Kapai Jonathan
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Jonathan

Accession No.
1979 - 165

  

Accession name
Kapai Red Jonathan (LA 69A)
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
60.83 mm 1
Width
68.45 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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