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Lysgolden

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

An irradiated mutation of Golden Delicious having some resistance to russet. It was developed at the National Institute of Agricultural Research, Angers, France and was introduced in 1977. Fruits have crisp, sweet, juicy flesh with a good aromatic flavour.

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

Accession No.
1978 - 343

  

Accession name
Lysgolden
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Conical 1
Height
76.33 mm 1
Width
74.59 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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