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Beacon

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1908 at the University of Minnesota Experimental Breeding Farm, Excelsior, USA. Introduced in 1936. Fruits have sweet, softish flesh.

Synonyms:
Fenton, Miller Red
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Malinda x Wealthy
Shape
Conical 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
54.50mm 2
Width
64.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
medium-high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2

Accession No.
1960 - 056

  

Accession name
Beacon
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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