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Pollination group:


Identification: Medium to large. Round. The base colour is yellow over which is a red, striped blush, heavy on the sun exposed face and light on the shaded side.

Characteristics: The flesh is creamy white, coarse grained and crisp. Firm. Sweet tart.

Uses: A good baking apple, great for pies. Also used as a fresh-eating apple.

Origins: Raised by Murray Sommerville at North Battleford, Saskatchewan (Canada) from one of three seedling trees, believed to be of Russian origin. Introduced in 1934.

Cultivation: Vigorous. Harvests tend to be moderate. Best grown in wind-sheltered locations.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

4 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps one month.

Vulnerabilities: Somewhat susceptible to fire blight. Bruises easily and prone to damage from hail.

Harvest: Ready for harvest at the end of the third period, sometimes in the first half of the fourth.

Brix: 14.5

Specific gravity: 1.059

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Culinary, Eating, Pie

Hardiness Zone min: 2

Hardiness Zone max: 8

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID


Associated apples:

Type: Cooking, Dessert, Eating, Pie

characteristics: The flesh is slightly greenish, somewhat coarse-grained and juicy.

Synonyms: Originally known as Jack's Number One.