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Opalescent

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Introduced in 1899 by McNary & Gaines, Xenia, Ohio, USA. Fruits have firm, fairly crisp flesh with a sweet flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Father to:
Shenandoah
Shape
Conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
69.00mm 2
Width
76.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Strong 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1927 - 028

  

Accession name
Opalescent
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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