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Wealthy

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Peter M. Gideon at Excelsior, Minnesota, USA from Cherry Crab open-pollinated. First recorded in 1860. Received an Award of Merit from Royal Horticultural Society in 1893. Fruits have rather soft, coarse-textured, juicy, sweet flesh with a faint vinous flavour.

Synonyms:
Lelsy, Plodovodnoe, Uelsi
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Parentage:
Cherry Crab x Unknown
Mother to:
Taunton Cross
Epicure
Minjon
Father to:
Fortune
Macy
Beacon
Worcester Cross
Red Sauce
Siugisdesert
Sports:
Stevenson Wealthy
Loop Wealthy
Case Wealthy

Accession No.
2000 - 098

  

Accession name
Wealthy
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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