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Statesman Red Sport

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A red sport of Australian variety 'Statesman'. Discovered in New Zealand. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1960. Fruits have firm, creamy white flesh with a subacid and slightly sweet flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1960 - 050


Accession name
Statesman (red sport)
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
medium-large 1
Flat globose 1
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
very low 1
Medium 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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