Sirius


‘GOLDEN DELICIOUS’ X ‘TOPAZ’. COMMUNITY PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS EU 20805 DATED 24.08.2007, U.S. PLANT PATENT PP 18,541 DATED 04.03.2008.

Tree


Triploid, strong growth, wide, medium branching capability, medium to long internode distances

    

Abloom


Medium-early, shortly before ‘Golden Delicious’, medium, regular flowering 


Harvest


Mid-October, about 10 days after ‘Golden Delicious’, fruits mostly hang individually, even without thinning 


Yield


Early, regular and good 

Storability


In natural storage: until April 


Fruit




Medium to large, round, height-width ratio is 0.92, stem long and medium-wide, some rough patches in the stem groove possible, colouring: green-yellowish to yellow, sometimes a slightly red cheek, flesh: firm, yellow, crunchy, fine-fibred, very fruity, good sugar (14.7% Brix) – acid ratio, much taste


Diseases


Scab (V f) resistant, moderate mildew tolerance, no bitter pits. 

  

Comment




Very interesting variety with a lot of good characteristics. Suitable for both organic production and integrated production. Cultivation and tending similar to ‘Jonagold’s’, less scab treatment, though. Good yield, Good look. Good to very good taste.