Pomiferous

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Guldborg

Synonyms: Gulborg, Peter, Valk

Identification: Medium to large. round-conic and ribbed, often lop-sided. The base colour is yellowish green, extensively washed red over which is a pattern of scattered red stripes. the eye is small and closed, set in a rather deep and ribbed basin. The stem is short and stout, set in a shallow cavity. Pale colouration is often a sign of insufficient lighting. The skin develops a greasy feel at maturity and in storage.

Characteristics: The flesh is white. Coarse-grained, firm and melting. Juicy and sweet sharp. Aromatic.

Uses: Best eaten fresh from the tree.

Origins: While there is no record of its parentage, this varie was widely grown in the Lolland-Falster region of Denmark long before the early 1900s when orchardist Otto Nielsen took an interest in it and propogated it in his Guldborg Gardens in Lolland (Denmark). An identical apple was grown on the Danish island of Seland under name of Maglemer which later turned out to be one and the same variety.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright tree. Spur bearer. Slow to start bearing fruit. Produces moderate harvests annually. Flowers need to be thinned in order to get adequate fruit size.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

4 weeks

Cold storage: Does not keep well in storage, losing flavour and becoming mealy after about a month.

Harvest: Ready for harvest through the first half of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Status: dessert

Pollination group: B

Pollination day: 7