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Richared Delicious apple

Only fair color (blush), but better tasting than most modern strains. Flavor is rich and complex, with hint of coconut. Shape is bloated compared to Delicious, with wide middle.

USDA identification images for Richared Delicious

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.


    This variety is a sport (natural genetic mutation) of: Delicious

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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Sport of Delicious
    • Originates from: Monitor, Washington, United States
    • Introduced: 1915
    • Developed by: J.L. Richardson
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1979-184


    • Country of origin: United States

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    The following orchards grow Richared Delicious:



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