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Daliclass apple

Daliclass is modern apple, developed in France, and closely related to Elstar.  As might be expected the flavour is excellent, with more acidity than is usually found in Elstar.

The cream-coloured flesh is crisp, light rather than dense, coarse-grained, and very juicy.

The apples are a good size, with the red / orange flush over a yellow background which is currently considered the best colour for supermarket apples.

USDA identification images for Daliclass

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

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

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 11 Feb 2023 
      Sweet, crisp and juicy and the skin is easy to eat especially if cut into segments. That is where the vitamins are found and should not be thrown away.
    • 14 Nov 2022 
      Hint of a russet flavour, very juicy and sweet. Skin is tough, but then perhaps it won't bruise so easily.
    • 23 Jan 2019  LONDON, United Kingdom
      Wonderful fruity flavour, very juicy. Wow!
    • 19 Feb 2018  ST PETER PORT, United Kingdom
      Lovely sweet/sharp taste for a British Apple but the skin is unpalatable tough. For a pleasant eating experience peeling is required.

    Tree register

    We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Daliclass tree you can register it here.


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Elstar x Pilot
    • Originates from: France
    • Introduced: 2010
    • Developed by: Davodeau Ligonnière


    • Country of origin: France
    • Period of origin: 2000
    • Fruit size: Average


    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

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