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Magnolia Gold

Identification: Medium size tending to large, conic shape. The base colour is greenish yellow over which is a pink-red flush that covers the sun exposed half of the apple. The calyx is open and medium size, set in a moderately deep, funnel shaped, lightly ribbed basin. The stem is very long and slender, set in a wide and moderately deep cavity. Minimal occurrence of russet.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured, crisp. Juicy, sweet and slightly tart.

Origins: An open pollinated Golden Delicious seedling discovered in the 1960s by W.J. Wilson, Magnolia Farms, Fort Valley, Georgia (U.S.A.); pollen parent unknown. Introduced in 1970.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Biennial.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps three months in cold storage.

Harvest: In the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Dessert

Pollination group: E

Pollination day: 18

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