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Ben Davis apple

Last updated 09 Feb 2012.

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Current rating: 3.7 out of 5. Total votes cast: 3
 

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23 Jun 2014 
This is an old variety, good disease resistance and the best I have found for apple sauce.



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Once a commercial variety in US. Large, attractive fruit. Bright red over yellow. Firm, coarse flesh. Not particularly flavorful. Winter keeper.

Ben Davis phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1620
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1967-061

Identification

  • Flesh colour: White
  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Flesh colour: White to Greenish to Greenish Yellow
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit size: Variable
  • Fruit shape: Round
  • Fruit shape: Round-conical
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Fruit shape: Long-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong
  • Shape features (vertical view): Lop-sided, unequal sides, irregular
  • Shape features (vertical view): Tapering toward calyx end or apex
  • Shape uniformity: Uniform in shape, Variable in size
  • Shape uniformity: Uniform, in size and shape
  • Russet % coverage: Medium
  • Russet % coverage: Low
  • Basin russet: Gray to Brown Russet
  • Basin russet: Little, light russet
  • Basin russet: Ochre or Green Russet
  • Basin russet: Reddish or Cinnamon Brown Russet

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Drying
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour quality: Average
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Late season

Growing

  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Diseases

  • Cedar apple rust  - Some susceptibility

Relationships to other varieties

Offspring of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as susceptible - control usually needed where CAR is prevalent.

Ben Davis identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Ben Davis identification photos from website visitors


Box of Ben Davis
Box of Ben Davis

Copyright: Barb. B.

Ben Davis tree - spring
Ben Davis tree - spring

Copyright: Barb. B.

Ben Davis tree - September
Ben Davis tree - September

Copyright: Barb. B.


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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2013 season

  • 2nd May  2013  - tree owned by Barbara in SEATTLE, United States

2012 season

  • 26th April  2012  - tree owned by Barbara in SEATTLE, United States

2011 season

  • June  2011  - tree owned by Jack in MORAVIA, United States
  • 4th May  2011  - tree owned by Barbara in SEATTLE, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2013 season

  • 3rd week October  2013  - tree owned by Barbara in SEATTLE, United States

2012 season

    2011 season

    • 2nd week November  2011  - tree owned by Barbara in SEATTLE, United States
    • September  2011  - tree owned by Jack in MORAVIA, United States

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