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Ben Davis apple

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

Ben Davis identification images

USDA identification images for Ben Davis

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.


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Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

Offspring of this variety


Visitor reviews

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

Tree register

United States

Canada

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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Harvest records for this variety

2015 season

  • October  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States
  • October  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States

2013 season

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

2011 season

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

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
  • Flavor style (apples): Aromatic
  • Food uses: Eating fresh
  • Food uses: Culinary
  • Food uses: Drying

Growing

  • Flowering group: 4

Identification

  • Fruit size: Average
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit size: Variable

Where to buy fresh fruit

The following orchards grow Ben Davis:

United States




References

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

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