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Starking Delicious apple

A striped improvement of the original Delicious, inferior in color and typiness compared to today's selections, but superior in taste. Much more complex flavor with a honey component.

Starking Delicious identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 22 Mar 2020  Neels Steenkamp,  NORTH WEST, South Africa
    For the last 10 years or more I have been very disappointed with the quality of Star King apples. They are the best tasting but unfortunately about 40% of them are rotten at the core although it appears perfectly healthy on the outside. Just imagine exporting such quality. Can something not be done as far as the cultivation of the apple is concerned? I have not experienced this problem with other varieties.

Tree register

United States





  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Sport of Delicious
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1921
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1951-034

Offspring of this variety

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