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Black Ben Davis

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A coloured sport of Ben Davis. It arose in about 1880 on the farm of M. Black, Washington County, Arkansas, USA. Fruits have firm, sweet flesh with little flavour.

Synonyms:
Black Ben Dawis
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1967 - 060

  

Accession name
Black Ben Davis
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out/solid flush 1
Russet
low-medium 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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