Parentage: Golden Delicious x Indo
Color: Green to greenish-yellow
Harvest: Late September to early October
Fruit: A medium to slightly larger sized conic to somewhat oblong, regular shaped apple. The cavity is shallow to medium depth, somewhat narrow with a short, thicker stem. The basin is medium depth, generally narrow, with a medium to smaller sized calyx that is generally closed but may be slightly opened. The basin often has a small ring of russet. The lenticels are showy, large, irregular, generally raised, and rough making this an unattractive fruit. Fruit is susceptible to scarfskin, especially on the shoulders, that may mask the greenish-yellow color. Fruit may show some russet, especially in the cavity. The cream-white flesh is average to above in firmness, and is crisp and juicy. The flavor is mild sweet to very sweet in some years with no detectable acid. May show watercore and minor corking in some years. Length of common cold storage has not been determined at this time, but appears to be at least 3 months; shelf life unknown. Susceptible to scab. Moderately susceptible to tarnished plant bug, plum curculio, tufted apple bud moth and redbanded leafroller. Highly susceptible to codling moth and oriental fruit moth.
Tree: Moderately vigorous tree with dense, upright canopy. Productivity is only fair to slightly better. One of the earliest blooming cultivars among those in the NE-183 1995 test planting. Highly susceptible to scab and mildew, but only moderately susceptible to cedar apple rust. Low susceptibility to European red mite. Moderately susceptible to rosy apple aphid, Japanese beetle and white apple leafhopper. Highly susceptible to spotted tentiform leafminer.
Market Potential: Limited; roadside stand