Inside, they have crisp, juicy white flesh with good flavour, and are aromatic.
US Plant Patent 10740.
Can only be stored a short time, up to 10 weeks.
Silken Apples were developed from a cross between Honeygold and Sunrise apples, done by Agriculture Canada’s Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre in Summerland, British Columbia. Released 1999.
Brown, Susan and Kevin Maloney. Apple Cultivars: A Geneva Perspective. New York Fruit Quarterly, Volume 10, Number 2. 2002. Page 26.
C.R. Hamson, H.A. Quamme, R.M. MacDonald, W.D. Lane, K.O. Lapins. ‘SILKEN’, ‘CRESTON’ AND ‘CHINOOK’: THREE NEW APPLES FROM CANADA. 1999. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 538:711-714.
Wilson, Ken. New Apple Cultivars: Creston. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs. 15 June 2001.