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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 photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • Box of Ben Davis
    Copyright: Barb. B.

  • Ben Davis tree - spring
    Copyright: Barb. B.

  • Ben Davis tree - September
    Copyright: Barb. B.

Visitor reviews

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

Tree register

United States

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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
  • 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: Variable
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit shape: Round
  • Fruit shape: Round-conical
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Fruit shape: Long-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong

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

Offspring of this variety


Diseases

  • Cedar apple rust  - Some susceptibility


Where to buy fresh fruit

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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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