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Blackjon

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A coloured sport of Jonathan. Originally found in Tom Slack Orchard, Wenatchee, Washington, U.S.A. by C & O Nursery. It was selected in about 1927 and introduced in 1931. Fruits are sweet, crisp and juicy.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Jonathan

Accession No.
1967 - 062

  

Accession name
Blackjon
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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