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Synonyms: Amri

Summary: An indigenous varietal, highly regarded by apple lovers in India but virtually unknown elsewhere.

Identification: Medium size, conic. Base colour is golden yellow over which is a pattern of streaked red, heaviest on the sun-exposed face. The stem is moderately long and slender, extending beyond the funnel shaped, moderately deep cavity. The calyx is small and closed, set in a somewhat shallow basin and usually surrounded by the base colour.

Characteristics: The flesh is white. Crisp, juicy and sweet, mild in flavour. Aromatic.

Uses: Fresh eating apple.

Origins: Indigenous to the Himalayan foothills of Jammu and Kashmir in northern India, evidently originating from wild stock. Widely cultivated until the introduction of imported commercial varieties in the 1960s.

Cultivation: Low vigor. Biennial. Moderate yields. Slow to start bearing fruit.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Progeny: Lal-Ambri is a cross between Ambri and Delicious, as is Ambred. Sunehari is Ambri crossed with Golden Delicious, Ambrich is a cross of Richard Red and Ambri, Ambroyal is a cross of Starking Delicious and Ambri.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months in storage.

Vulnerabilities: High vulnerabilities to most diseases.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Dessert, Eating


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