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Starkspur McIntosh

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A bud mutation of McIntosh producing spur type tree growth. Discovered in 1968 by Bernie Gatzke in Oyama, British Columbia, Canada. Introduced in Canada in 1970. Fruits have white, rather soft, fine-textured, very juicy flesh, with a sweet, pleasant vinous flavour.

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

Accession No.
1973 - 126

  

Accession name
Starkspur McIntosh
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Dark Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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