The Red Delicious is a cultivar of apple. It is the most widely grown apple in the world, red with darker red streaks, and five "points" on the bottom. Image File history File links Red_delicious_apples. ... This Osteospermum Pink Whirls is a successful cultivar. ... Binomial name Malus domestica Borkh. ...
The Red Delicious, like many other fruit cultivars, was a chance seedling. The legend is that a hardy seedling was found in 1868 by one Jesse Hiatt, an apple grower outside Peru, Iowa, USA. Hiatt tried to kill it, but it kept coming back, and finally Hiatt let it grow, eventually bringing its fruit to a fruit show in Louisiana, Missouri. It won first prize. All Red Delicious apples are direct descendants of this original tree. 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Louisiana is a city located in Pike County, Missouri. ...
The Red Delicious was originally called simply the Delicious but when the Golden Delicious was discovered in 1914 a name change occurred. The Golden Delicious is a cultivar of apple with a yellow color. ...
Apple aficionados often consider this apple bland, and deride the Red Delicious for its overly sweet, relatively simple flavor compared to other apple varieties, but it is generally one of the most easily recognized apple cultivars nevertheless.
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