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Aargauer Jubiläum

Synonyms: Aargauer Jubilaums, Aargauer Jubiläumsapfel, Neuenhoffer, Jubilé d'Argovie, Jubilée d'Argovie

Summary: A Swiss apple from the Canton Aargau, along the German border. Used for cooking and cider.

Identification: Medium to large size and intermediate conic, often lopsided and misshapen. Angular with pronounced ribbing on the sides. The base colour is dull green, becoming yellow with maturity, occasionally with a brownish red blush on the sun exposed face. Abundant, small, light-coloured lenticels. The eye is medium size and partly open, set in a medium deep an funnel shaped, ribbed basin. The stem is short, heavy in a narrow and moderately deep, sometimes russeted cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh has a greenish tinge and is coarse-grained. Very juicy, tender and tending to be quite lemony tart. Mildly spicy and slightly aromatic. Tends to brown quickly.

Uses: Cooking, juice and cider. Slices hold their shape.

Origins: Canton Aargauer, Switzerland, first listed in 1934

Cultivation: Very vigorous. Prefers dry growing conditions and light soils. Best suited to the hobby orchardist.

Ploidism: Triploid. Self sterile.

Notes: Resembles the Signe Tillisch , Gloria Mundi

20 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to five months.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to scab and canker.

Harvest: In the middle of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Status: culinary

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 11