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Atlas

Synonyms: Red Atlas

Identification: Medium to large size, conical. The skin is smoothwith a base colour of greenish yellow which is almost completely washed with a deep red. Completely free of russet. The stem is short to medium length and fairly stout, set in a deep cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is creamy white with some red staining next to the skin. Coarse textured, crisp, and firm. Moderately juicy, brisk and flavourful. Keeps a month or two in storage.

Uses: Intended as a fresh eating apple, but also works well in pies and sauces.

Origins: Developed from an open pollinated seedling of Winter St. Lawrence during the early 1900s at the Federal Agriculture Research Station in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) and introduced in 1924. ///Crawford states pollen from Duchess.//////////////

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright tree. Starts to produce fairly young and bears fruit annually with no thinning. Ready for harvest early in the first period.

Diseases: Susceptible to sun scald.

Ploidism: Self sterile.

Type(s): Eating, Pie, Sauce

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