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Starkspur Golden Delicious

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A bud mutation of Golden Delicious producing spur type tree growth. Discovered by Philip J. Jenkins in Yakima, Washington, USA. Fruits have sweet, crisp, juicy flesh with a good flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Golden Delicious
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Accession No.
1979 - 189


Accession name
Starkspur Golden Delicious (EMLA 1)
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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