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Wellspur Delicious

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A sport of Starking having a more solid red flush. Discovered in 1952 by Lester Green and Clifford Nelson in the Azwell Orchard of the Wells and Wade Fruit Company, Wenatchee, Washington, USA. Introduced in 1958. Fruits have very firm, very sweet, juicy flesh with a highly aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Wellspur
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Sport of Delicious

Accession No.
1977 - 164

  

Accession name
Wellspur (LA 73A)
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
strong-very strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Dark Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high-very high 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out/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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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