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Dalitron apple

Last updated 15 Nov 2010.

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03 Dec 2013 
I have just eaten an Amelia apple from M&S in London and enjoyed it so much I wanted to find out more about it. I ate it quite cold and it was very refreshing, crisp but not too hard and with an almost strawberry-like sweet fruitiness without being over-sweet. I bought it because it was a new variety to me (though now realise that Dalitron is not so new) and because it was grown in Kent, so local to London. I think that M&S would sell more of these different varieties if they invested in better communications with their customers. Consumers are increasingly interested in provenance and as this is fresh fruit I think a blackboard (chalkboard) would be a good way to pass on tasting notes that might encourage people to be a bit more adventurous! Having a staff member cutting up a couple for sampling might be good too (alongside the usual alcohol and chocolates), especially around Apple Day (late October) when Farmers' Markets are now successfully promoting English apples. Come on make an effort, especially for an apple such as this which is promoting such a good cause.



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A modern yellow apple developed in France. Being promoted in the UK by M&S under the name Amelia.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Golden Delicious x Pilot
  • Originates from: Angers, France
  • Introduced: 1997
  • Developed by: G. Ligonniere
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1584

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Gold Yellow / Green when picked, goes more yellow in storage.

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh

Growing

  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Large
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Warm climates

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars - 43  
    American Pomological Society

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