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Richardson (USA)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Discovered in 1956 by L. Richardson at Hammond, New York, USA. Introduced in 1959 by nurseryman F.L. Ashworth, Heuvelton, New York. Fruits have firm, sweet flesh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Northern Spy or Saint Lawrence x Unknown

Accession No.
1974 - 124

  

Accession name
Richardson (USA)
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Strong 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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