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Sungold

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Found in 1960 by Alfred & Anthony Caggiano at Bridgetown, New Jersey, USA. Resembles Golden Delicious but has little or no russet.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Golden Delicious x Red Delicious

Accession No.
1969 - 054

  

Accession name
Sungold
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Truncate conical 1
Height
65.88 mm 1
Width
69.39 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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