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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Creston
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CRESTON

Synonym: BC8M15-10

Parentage: Golden Delicious x BC381049

Color: Green with pink or orange-red stripe

Harvest: Mid-September

Fruit: A medium to somewhat large, oblong to conic apple, regular to somewhat angular. Develops very little red over-color, generally less than 10%, in this region. The cavity is medium depth, open, with a medium length stem; may have a smooth russet. The basin is shallow and the calyx is generally open. In some seasons scarfskin is a problem. The flesh is firm crisp and very juicy. The flesh has a fine, dense texture. Fruits are subject to watercore in the latter stages of maturity. The flavor has been quite variable from mildly sweet and bland to subacid and astringent. At full maturity most fruits will be mildly sweet. Storage potential for this cultivar has not been determined at this location. Susceptible to apple scab and moderately susceptible to bitter rot.  Low susceptiblity to tarnished plant bug.  Moderately susceptible to plum curculio, tufted apple bud moth and redbanded leafroller.  Highly susceptible to codling moth and oriental fruit moth.

Tree: Moderately vigorous, somewhat spreading, with large dark green foliage. The trees are easy to train. Precocious and an annual bearer at this site, with moderate to good productivity. Susceptible to mildew and cedar apple rust, but only moderately susceptible to scab.  Low susceptibility to rosy apple aphid and European red mite.  Moderately susceptible to Japanese beetle, spotted tentiform leafminer and white apple leafhopper.

Market Potential: Limited; roadside stand

        

     


Last Modified: 3/25/2008
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