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Sekai Ichi

Other names: Sekaiichi, World's Number One

Summary: Bred in Japan by crossing Delicious and Golden Delicious, the Sekai Ichi can grow extremely large.

Identification: Large to very large and round conic. Greenish yellow base colour, almost entirely washed bright red and densely striped darker red.

Characteristics: The flesh is firm and crisp. Juicy and very sweet, Mild flavour.

Uses: Dessert apple.

Origins: Delicious x Golden Delicious, 1930, Prefectural Experiment Station, Aomori, Japan, introduced, 1974

Cultivation: Very vigorous and upright spreading. Slow to start fruiting. Tends to produce best every other year.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Mutations: Red Sekain Ichi: a full red sport from Japan

Notes: Very similar to the Delicious in flavour.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months in cold storage

Harvest: In the middle of the fifth period. Fruit tends to drop at maturitiy.

Status: apple

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 12

Sekai Ichi

Associated apples:

Sayaka
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is yellow, sweet, firm

Apples with a similar sounding name:

Scotia
Scotia
Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured, coarse textured, crisp but soft. Juicy, sweet, sprightly with hints of strawberry flavours.


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