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Tropical Beauty

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1930 by Meredith B. Strapp, Maidstone, South Africa. First distributed in 1953 by F.B. Harrington. Named and introduced in Australia in 1958 by Longbecker Nurseries, Bunderburg. Fruits have firm, rather coarse, yellowish white flesh with a sweetish flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1961 - 087

  

Accession name
Tropical Beauty
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
63.93 mm 1
Width
73.83 mm 1
Ribbing
strong-very strong 1
Crown
strong-very strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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