Apple tree (Ace strain)

  • US PP4,587 P
  • Filed: 10/19/1978
  • Issued: 08/12/1980
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/19/1978
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. The new and distinct spur variety of Red Delicious apple tree characterized particularly, as contrasted with other spur varieties of Red Delicious apple trees, by the relatively large size of its interior spur leaves indicative of superior vigor and ability to support large, high quality fruit over long periods of time;

  • by the early development of the red color of its fruit;

    by the uniformity of the red color on the front and back sides of its fruit;

    by the large size and deep red but bright color of its fruit;

    by the high color factor consistency of its fruit; and

    by the loss of chlorophyll in the flesh and underlayer of the epidermis of its fruit at an early date, substantially as shown and described.

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