USDA identification images for Delcon
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.
- 28 Aug 2017 j t MilesMASSACHUSETTS, United StatesThis tree was marketed by the Henry Field Co in the 1960s, as a naturally small, early bearing tree on seedling rootstock. The picture in the catalog showed a tree bearing in the nursery row. My grandfather let me try a few trees in our commercial orchard, and they did bear early, and the trees stayed as small as on M-26, (and no stake required!!). The apples were small, without heavy thinning. The average flavor apples were not a customer favorite, and most went for cider. I don't have any in my orchard today.
- 25 Nov 2016 ThomasMICHIGAN, United StatesMy mom's favorite apple in the 1960's
We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Delcon tree you can register it here.
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Parentage: Cross of Delicious, Jonathan and Ben Davis
Where to buy fresh fruit
The following orchards grow Delcon:
- Masonville Orchard, Fort Collins
- Old Ciderpress Farm, Westmoreland
- Bauer's Apple Shed, Hortonville