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Starking

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured clone of Delicious. Discovered in 1921 by Lewis Mood at Monroeville, New Jersey, USA. Introduced in 1924. Fruits have firm, fine, yellow flesh with a sweet flavour.

Synonyms:
Delicios dublu rosu, Double Red Delicious, Prevoshodnoe dvoinoe, Red Delicious, Starking Delicious, Starking Duble Red Delicious
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Delicious
Mother to:
Cacanska Pozna
Father to:
Mandan
Jupiter
Hazen
Shape
Ellipsoid 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
67.00mm 2
Width
69.50mm 2
Ribbing
strong 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Dark Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1951 - 034

  

Accession name
Starking
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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