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Synonyms: Early Delicious, Fenton, Miller Red

Identification: Small to medium size, round and somewhat conic with vague ribbing at the eye. The skin is thick and green, washed with red on the sun exposed face and striped on the shaded face. Light coloured lenticels are prominent. The stem is medium length and medium thick set in a medium deep, wide cavity. A whitish bloom covers the apple at maturity.

Characteristics: The flesh is greenish, fine textured, firm and juicy. Sweet and sprightly for a refreshing bite, but mild flavour.

Uses: Good for cooking but perhaps too mild for fresh eating.

Origins: One of the first varieties developed by the famous University of Minnesota at its Fruit Breeding Farm near Excelsior, Minnesota (U.S.A.). Released in 1936, the Beacon is either a cross of Malinda with Wealthy or an open-pollinated Malinda .

Cultivation: Hardy, vigorous and upright spreading tree. Sensitive to sun burn.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

2 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps less than a month in cold storage.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible scab, fire blight and rust. Prone to canker. Resistant to mildew.

Harvest: Ripens in the last half of the third period.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Cooking, Dessert, Eating

Hardiness Zone min: 3

Hardiness Zone max: 8

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID


Apples with a similar sounding name:

Type: Culinary, Cider, Eating, Juice

characteristics: The flesh is white, crisp, firm and fine-grained. Somewhat dry, sweet-tart with good aroma.

Synonyms: Boikenapfel