United States Patent

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Apr. 4, 2015

Apple tree named `Stark Gugger`
Malus domestica Borkh `Stark Gugger` variety is distinguished from the `Starking Delicious` variety and other Red Delicious varieties by the a unique combination of characteristics including purple red fruits with solid flush coloration on 100% of the surface, a fruit shape that is long truncated-conical with pronounced crowning at distal end, fruit coloration that starts 10 days earlier than other Red Delicious varieties; an anticipation of fruit maturation of 5-7 days compared to other Red Delicious variety and a growth habit that is standard (not spur) 20% stronger than other Red Delicious standard.