Malus domestica Borkh.
Originated in Sterling, Massachusetts, USA. Recorded in 1854. Fruits have softish flesh with a slightly aromatic flavour.
Beauty of America, Belle Americaine, Krasavitsa amerikanka, Sterling, Sterling Beauty
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
very low 2
12th May 10% flowering
17th May Full (80%) flowering
24th May 90% petal fall
Mid October 1
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register