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Abrika

Summary: Remarkably sweet, late summer apple with red-tinged flesh.

Identification: Medium size, round and only slightly conical. The base colour is yellow, also completely washed deep red, sometimes dark on the sun exposed face. Scattered light-coloured spots. The eye is small, closed with long petals and set in a shallow, puckered basin. The stem is short to medium long, thin and set in a shallow cavity with no russetting.

Characteristics: The flesh is white with red stains, fine grained, firm but melting. Very juicy, sweet-tart with a noticeable aroma of apricot and peach.

Uses: A super sweet, early season fresh-eating cultivar.

Origins: Open-pollinated seedling of Reinette Descardre, raised by Alain Rou├Ęche in the Charance region (France) in 2008.

Cultivation: Vigorous. Precocious. Does well on dwarfing rootstock such as M9 to control its vigor.

Diseases: Resistant to powdery mildew and scab.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to two months, but loses quality.

Harvest: Through the second half of the third period.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Dessert, Eating

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 8


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