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Fireside

Identification: Large to very large size. Conic with ribbing around the eye. Base colour is green over which is a red wash and broken darker red stripes. The base colour shows through in areas that have been shaded from the sun.

Characteristics: The flesh is creamy white, medium coarse, firm and crisp. Somewhat juicy, sweet and sprightly. Aromatic.

Uses: Excellent fresh eating. Also good for making pies, holds shape when baked. Used for making a sprightly apple sauce.

Origins: A cross of McIntosh and Longfield developed by Charles Haralson in 1917 at University of Minnesota's Agricultural Experiment Station in Excelsior, Minnesota (U.S.A.). Introduced in 1943.

Cultivation: Vigorous with a spreading, somewhat weeping habit. Hardy, vigorous, spreading tree. Ready for harvest at the beginning of the fifth period. Tolerates Hardiness Zone 3.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Mutations: Connell Red is a mutation of Fireside which was found in Menomanee, Wisconsin (U.S.A.) in the 1940s. It is almost identical to Fireside, differing primarily in the solid red colour.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months.

Vulnerabilities: Slightly susceptible to scab, mildew and blight. Resistant to rust.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the middle of the fifth period.

Status: dessert

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 11

Fireside

Associated apples:

Wildung
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Characteristics: The flesh is bright white in colour, fine textured, moderately firm. Sweet and rich in flavour with mild acidity. It resists browning when cut open. It will las ...

Other names: MN 1797. Marketed as SnowSweet


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