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Identification: Medium size tending to large. Round to round flattened. Base colour is yellow over which is a pattern of red and dark red stripes covering the sun exposed surface. The calyx is small and partly open, set in a wide, shallow and lightly puckered. Develops a waxy feel at harvest. Some tendency to cracking.

Characteristics: The flesh is faintly yellow and crisp. Very juicy. Distinctly aromatic, sweet and spicy.

Uses: Intended as a fresh eating apple, but also excellent for pies.

Origins: A breeding of Klarapfel crossed with pollen from Klon 40 carried out at the Federal Research Center for Horticultural Plant Breeding in Quedlinburg, (Germany). Released in 1998.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Drooping growth habit.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months.

Vulnerabilities: Resistant to scab and canker. Some susceptibility to powdery mildew.

Harvest: In the first half of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Dessert, Eating, Pie


Apples with a similar sounding name:

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Type: Dessert

characteristics: very sweet and tend to have a tough skin

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origins: Akane x Orin, originating from Aomori Apple Research Station, Japan

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origins: Sekai Ichi x Akane, originating from Aomori Apple Research Station, Japan


summary: (Botner's List)

Aori 27
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: Does not brown when exposed to air.

Synonyms: Chiyuki

Aori 15
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Type: Dessert

origins: Developed at Japan's Aomori Apple Experiment Station

Synonyms: Hoshi no Kinka