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Starkrimson apple

Crisp, dense flesh, very sweet, quite juicy - a Delicious-style apple

Starkrimson identification photos

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Visitor reviews

  • 09 Sep 2012  Diane,  IA, United States
    Love this apple. Crisp, but not as crisp as a Delicious. Definitely juicy. Made mine into applesauce. Also, sliced/froze some for apple pies and cake.
  • 06 Nov 2009  Dan,  IOWA CITY, IOWA, United States
    I believe the "Starkrimson" Delicious was introduced by Stark Brothers Nursery in 1893-1894. The original "Delicious"(Hawkeye)apple seedling appeared near here about 1870.
  • 17 Sep 2008  Dr. Saleh A. M. Ghafir, 
    This variety is being grown in the northest part of Libya it was a promising productive variety and was very competitive among other varieties.

Tree register



Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • 16th April  2012  - tree owned by Arwadoo in Srinagar, India

2011 season

  • 23rd April  2011  - tree owned by Arwadoo in Srinagar, India

2010 season

  • 30th September  2010  - tree owned by Marinus in Mount Evelyn, Australia
  • 28th March  2010  - tree owned by Arwadoo in Srinagar, India

2009 season

  • 30th September  2009  - tree owned by Marinus in Mount Evelyn, Australia

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Harvest records for this variety

2009 season

  • April  2009  - tree owned by Marinus in Mount Evelyn, Australia


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: A sport of Starking, itself a sport of Delicious
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1870
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1175
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1979-188
  • Some historical details taken with kind permission from 'The New Book of Apples' by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards , illustrated by Elisabeth Dowle, published by Ebury Press, 2002.


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States

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