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Starking Delicious apple

Malus domestica
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.

USDA identification images for Starking 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.

    Offspring of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 22 Mar 2020  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 - Apple
    • Parentage: Sport of Delicious
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1951-034


    • Alleles: 9
    • Alleles: 28

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