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Malus domestica Borkh.

A larger, firmer, less russetted clone of Golden Delicious. Discovered in 1958 growing in the orchard of C. Gibson, Evans City, Pennsylvania, USA. Fruits have crisp, sweet, juicy flesh with a good aromatic flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Golden Delicious

Accession No.
1979 - 185


Accession name
Smoothee (LA 73A)
Flowering time  ›››
12th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
late october 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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