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Mollie’s Delicious

Synonyms: Mollie, Molly’s Delicious

Identification: Large tending to very large. Conic shape and angular. The skin base colour is pale yellow which is washed red over about half the surface. Indistinct moderately large, cream-coloured lenticels. The calyx is large and closed or partly open, set in a shallow basin which is surrounded by a pronounced, knobbed crown. The stem is long, slender and set in a deep and funnel-shaped cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured, soft. Juicy and very sweet, somewhat aromatic.

Uses: Dessert

Origins: Developed by G.W. Schneider at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in New Brunswick, New Jersey (U.S.A.) in 1948 from a cross of (Golden Delicious x Edgewood) (flower) x (Red Gravenstein x Close) (pollen) and released in 1966.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright spreading tree. Bears fruit on spurs. Young tree tends to produce fruit after six or more and has a tendency to bearing crops every other year.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

4 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps a month in cold storage.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to scab.

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

Status: dessert


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