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Pollination group:

Alma Sweet

Identification: Small size tending to medium, round-flattened. As it ripens, the base colour turns yellow over which is a red blush and scattered stripes on the sun-exposed face, sometimes extend over more than half the surface. The stem is long and slender, set in a shallow cavity. The calyx is large and partly open, set in a shallow and wide basin.

Characteristics: Very sweet, dry some years and very juicy other years. Flavours tend to be somewhat bland.

Uses: The Alma Sweet is excellent for use in apple sauce, either on its own or blended with more flavourful apples.

Cultivation: Upright tree with dense growth. Heavy regular pruning is essential. Hardy.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Type(s): Culinary, Sauce