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Silken apple

Medium size. Cream colored translucent. No blush or stripe pattern. Very clear, no visible lenticels. Crisp, juicy, excellent flavor. Short season, not a keeper.

USDA identification images for Silken

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.

    Visitor reviews

    • 28 Aug 2013  BC, Canada
      A friend brought some from Summerland. Wonderfully crisp and juicy. Amazing texture.
    • 22 Sep 2012  MA, United States
      I bought some at a Farmers' Market in Brookline in mid-September. Crisp with outstanding flavor. A hint of honey, nice texture. An excellent yellow apple.

    Tree register

    United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Honeygold x Sunrise
    • Originates from: Canada
    • Developed by: Agriculture Canada, Summerland, BC


    • Country of origin: Canada

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Silken:

    United States

    • Washington

      • Skipley Farm, Snohomish        *** Feature Orchard ***


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