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Ben Davis

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A coloured sport of Ben Davis. Received by the National Fruit Trials from Yugoslavia, via Scotland. It first fruited in Scotland in 1960. Fruits have firm, sweet flesh with little flavour.

Baltimore Pippin, Baltimore Red, Baltimore Red Streak, Ben Devis, Carolina Red Cheek, Carolina Red Streak, Funkheuser, Funkhouser, Hutchinson's Pippin, Joc Allen, Joe Allen, Kentuck Pippin, Kentucky, Kentucky Pippin, Kentucky Red Streak, Kentucky Streak, New York Pippin, New-York Pippin, Pepin de NewYork, Red Pippin, Robinson's Streak, Tenan Red, Victoria Pippin, Victoria Red, Virginia Pippin
Not currently held in the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Mother to:
Black David
Flat globose 2
medium-large 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Medium 2
medium-coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1967 - 061


Accession name
Ben Davis
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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