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Pollination group:

Sekai Ichi

Synonyms: 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 pale yellow. Firm and crisp. Juicy and very sweet. Mild flavour.

Origins: Developed at the Prefectural Experiment Station, Aomori (Japan) in 1930 by crossing Delicious with Golden Delicious. Introduced in 1974.

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

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Mutations: Red Sekai Ichi is a full red mutation 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: dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 12

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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is yellow, sweet, firm

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Type: dessert

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

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