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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured sport of York Imperial. Discovered in 1931 at Hedgesville, West Virginia, U.S.A. by Paul Lingamfelter. Introduced in 1937 by Stark Bros. Nurseries. Fruits have firm, crisp, yellowish flesh with a subacid to sweetish, aromatic flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1951 - 040


Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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