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Stark

Synonyms: Starke, Robinson, Winter King, Yeats

Identification: Medium to large, oblong tending to conic, ocassionally ribbed. The skin base colour is greenish-yellow washed with a dull red. Look for blushes and stripes of orange. Small light coloured lenticels. Tough skinned and tends to develop a waxy finish at maturity.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, coarse-grained, firm and crisp. Juicy and mildly sweet-tart.

Uses: Fresh eating, cooking and cider.

Origins: First noted by Dr. John Warder in "American Pomology" published in 1867, described by Charles Downing in his 1869 update of A.J. Downing's "The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America" with the comment "Origin unknown, grown in some parts of Ohio and valued a a long keeper and profitable market fruit." According to Tom Burford in "Apples of North America" (published 2013) the Stark "likely originated around 1867 on the farm of John Main in Delaware County, Ohio." He added that the apple has no relationship to the Stark Brothers Nursery.

Cultivation: Vigorous, large tree. Bears good crops annually. Favours rich soil.

Ploidism: Triploid with no viable pollen for itself or other trees.

Mutations: Miami

20 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to five months.

Vulnerabilities: Prone to fire blight, susceptible to apple rust.

Harvest: Late in the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Cooking, Cider, Dessert, Pie, Sauce

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 14

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID


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Associated apples:

Blushing Golden
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Type: Dessert, Eating, Juice

characteristics: Flesh is creamy yellow, somewhat coarse in texture, but firm. Juicy with a good sweet?tart balance. Hints of pear and banana and, to some people a fermented ...

Synonyms: Griffith, Griffith Gold, Stark's Blushing Gold, Stark's Blushing Golden

Hawkeye
Hawkeye
Type: Dessert, Eating

summary: This is the original apple that started the massive trend to supermarket apples with its mutation, best known as the Red Delicious.

Synonyms: Hawkeye Delicious, Heritage Delicious, Old-fashioned Delicious, Red Delicious, ...

Henry Clay
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characteristics: Greenish white flesh, soft. Juicy, sweet tart and flavourful.

Stark Delicious
Stark Delicious
Type: Dessert

characteristics: Flesh is cream coloured, coarse in texture, crisp and firm. Juicy and very sweet with a flavour reminiscent of a very ripe melon.

Synonyms: This apple is commonly called Red Delicious, however, that name actually applies ...

Deljeni
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured. Crisp. Juicy, sweet and slightly honeyed with a light aniseed aroma. Brix 15

Synonyms: Marketed as Primgold, Prim'gold

Deljona ????DELJONCA??????
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origins: P pini res Delbard Florina X Stark Jongrimes

Early Red Bird
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Type: Culinary, Dessert, Pie, Sauce

summary: A well-flavoured cooking and fresh-eating apple, one of the first apples of the season. Great for pies but tends to be a touch on the soft side. Developed in ...

Synonyms: Crimson Beauty (this name is also used for a limb mutation of Crimson Beauty of Bath ), Red Bird

Jonalicious
Jonalicious
Type: Dessert, Eating

characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, crisp and firm, tender. Juicy, sweet, mild acidity and somewhat honeyed flavour.

King David
King David
Type: Cider, Eating, Pie, Sauce

characteristics: Flesh is yellowish, firm, crisp and juicy. Tough skin and coarse texture, though it softens in storage. Flavour is slightly sweet, slightly tart, spicy and ...

Oliver
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is yellow, sometimes stained red next to the skin. Fine-grained, crisp, juicy and sharp. Rich, sprightly.

Synonyms: Senator, Oliver’s Red, All-Over-Red

Rainbow
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: Flesh is pale yellow, fine-grained and juicy.

Redgold
Redgold
Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured, soft and tender. Very juicy and very sweet with a honeyed flavour.

Scarlet Pimpernel
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characteristics: The flesh is white, fine texture and soft. Juicy and somewhat sweet with just a hint of bitterness. The apples tend to bruise easily and soften soon after ...

Synonyms: Stark's Earliest, Stark Earliest

Stayman
Stayman
Type: Culinary, Cider, Dessert, Pie, Sauce

characteristics: Yellowish flesh, fine-grained, firm and crisp. Juicy, sprightly with a winy flavour. The skin bruises easily. Browns quickly when exposed to air.

Synonyms: Stayman Winesap, Stayman's Winesap

Summer Champion
Summer Champion
Type: Dessert, Eating, Sauce

summary: An excellent summer eating apple.

Synonyms: Holland, Kincaid, Kincaid Summer Champion

SummerGlo
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characteristics: The flesh is ??????????????????? and soft. Juicy with a vinous flavour.

Wilson's Red June
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origins: in Arkansas although the date of origin is unknown. It is an early season apple and was sold by Stark BroÕs Nursery during the 1920’s.

Synonyms: Wilson Red June ACCORDING TO NFC THIS IS THE SAME AS CAROLINA RED JUNE

Apples with a similar sounding name:

Starkey
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is pale cream. Coarse-grained and crisp. Juicy and sweet-sharp.

Synonyms: Moses Starkey, Vassalboro Ribston