Ben Davis was first discovered in the early 1800's in Kentucky. It is mostly commonly known for being a parent of Cortland and its fame as a widley available and reliable commercial apple in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Ben Davis is large, green-yellow apple with red stripes, mostly used for eating and baking.The apple is firm and bruise resistant, dense, coarse, and with white flesh. Sometimes known as the "cotton apple" for its lack of flavor, but when grown in the South, can be very sweet with a note of tartness. Keeps well.
In upstate New York, it ripens late September. The tree is vigorous, produces heavy consistant crops annually, is widely adaptable, and bears early. Plenty of spurs. Somewhat susceptible to cedar apple rust.
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