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Vista Bella

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Complex parentage involving Julyred, Williams Early Red and Starr. Raised in 1956 at New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. Named because of its exceptional behaviour in the Guatemalan highlands. Fruits have creamy white, juicy flesh with a McIntosh type flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Complex - see description x Complex - see description

Accession No.
1971 - 048

  

Accession name
Vista Bella
Flowering time  ›››
29th April10% flowering
5th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
63.63 mm 1
Width
72.35 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
absent 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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