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Stearns

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated with Stearns of North Syracuse, New York, USA. Distributed by Van Dusen of Geneva, New York. Recorded in 1900. Fruits have crisp, tender, creamy white flesh with a sweet, subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Esopus Spitzenburg x Unknown

Accession No.
1952 - 122

  

Accession name
Stearns
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
78.48 mm 1
Width
96.10 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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