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Winesap

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in the U.S.A. First described in 1817. Fruits have firm, tender, coarse, yellowish white flesh with a sweet, subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
American Wine Sop, American Wine-Sop, American Winesop, Banana, Henrick's Sweet, Holland's Red Winter, Pot Pie Apple, Potpie Apple, Red Sweet Wine Sop, Royal Red, Royal Red of Kentucky, Texan Red, Wine Sap, Wine Sop, Winesop, Winter Winesap
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Arkansas
Mareda
McLiver's Winesap
Shenandoah
Sports:
Dermen Winesap

Accession No.
1951 - 103

  

Accession name
Winesap
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
very low 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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