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Starkrimson Delicious

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured and taller fruited clone of Starking. Discovered in about 1953 by Roy A. Bisbee, Hood River, Oregon, USA. Introduced in 1956 by Stark Bros. Fruits have firm, very sweet, juicy flesh with a highly aromatic flavour.

Bisbee Red Delicious, Starkrimson
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Delicious
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
very high 2

Accession No.
1979 - 188


Accession name
Starkrimson (LA 72A)
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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