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Stark's Earliest

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Discovered by Douglas Bonner at Orofino, Idaho, USA in 1938. Introduced in 1944. Fruits have crisp, fine-textured, white, fairly juicy flesh with a little sweet and fair flavour.

Synonyms:
Scarlet Pimpernel, Stark Earliest, Starks Allerfruhester
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Conical 2
Size
small-medium 2
Height
51.00mm 2
Width
51.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish green 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Crunch
crisp 2

Accession No.
1979 - 186

  

Accession name
Stark's Earliest (LA 68A)
Flowering time  ›››
27th April10% flowering
2nd MayFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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

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