Red King Red Delicious Apple
Apple variety comprises a new Red Delicious sport mutation (Ace strain) originating as a limb sport on a spur variety Red Delicious apple tree. The new variety is also of the spur type. It is unique in the following characteristics: Its leaves are significantly larger than the leaves of the parent tree and other spur Red Delicious apple tree varieties; its fruit possesses superior color characteristics and a very high degree of color consistency; its fruit is significantly larger than the fruit of the Bisbee strain Red Delicious apple tree; and the flesh and under layer of the epidermis of its fruit lose their green chlorophyll coloration in high degree at an early date. Accordingly, the fruit is characterized by an unusually white flesh color.