Dons Delight

Synonyms: None

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Information About the Dons Delight

Origin: Torquay, Devon 1987
Growth Characteristics: large vigorous, upright, spreading, annual bearer disease resistance – good scab and canker resistance flowering period – early May blossom – very pretty crop - moderate to heavy
Fruit: size - very large shape –flattened, conical, lopsided, ribbed stem- fairly long, projecting distinctly. Cavity – deep eye – open. Basin - small, pinched, crowned and furrowed skin – smooth, slightly greasy, pale green/yellow. flush - >more than a third pink/orange, flecked and speckled bright red, thin red short stripes usually at base. lenticels - small, conspicuous. russet - slight, scabby gold ochre in cavity. flesh – colour – greenish/white texture - crisp, juicy flavour –sub-acid. rich aroma – slight
Picking Season: Late October
Storage: up to March
Uses: dessert – N/A culinary – outstanding, mildly acid flavour cider - could be useful in a blend juice flavour - flavour – pleasantly sub-acid. Colour Recommendations:
Recommendations: Reliable cropper well worth growing. Fruit variable in size, although large fruits make a handsome apple. Found by Don Cockman in a neighbour's garden grown from a pip and introduced by Kevin Croucher of Thornhayes Nursery. Very clean fruit produced without spraying.
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