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Cauley

Synonyms: Cally, Colley

Identification: Large to very large, sometimes in excess of a pound. Round shape. The background skin colour is greenish yellow over which is a red blush and striping covering almost the entirety of the apple. Marked with tiny russet lenticels which are most noticeable on the shaded face. The stem is short, not extending beyond the level of the cavity, moderately slender, set in a deep, russetted cavity. The calyx is open, set in a wide and somewhat deep basin.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, crisp and juicy. Often mild in flavour.

Uses: Makes an excellent baking apple when picked a couple of weeks early. Left to mature, it's a highly regarded eating apple and makes flavourful dried apple rings.

Origins: Originated as a chance seedling tree in Mississippi (U.S.A.) during the early 1800s and grown extensively through the American south for several decades, but had all but disappeared by the turn of the century. According to Creighton Lee Calhoun, author of "Old Southern Apples" a surviving tree was found in 1919 growing on the property of John Cauley near Grenada, Mississippi and from this, J.W. Willis obtained cuttings for three graftings that were planted at the Delta Branch Agricultural Experiment Station in Stoneville, Mississippi. Of these, only one young tree survived the devastating Mississippi River flood of 1927. Calhoun also points out that Crawford Nurseries of Concord, Georgia marketed a similar apple called Cally during the early 1920s which it described as having originated in Mississippi "over 50 years ago."

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright tree. Fruit loads can be heavy, but the limbs are typically able to support the harvest.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Cold storage: Does not keep well.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to blight during the first 10 years or so, then developing a resistance to the disease.

Harvest: Early in the fourth period, over a span of several weeks. Often picked about two weeks early for baking and jellies.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Eating

Hardiness Zone min: 7

Hardiness Zone max: 9


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Apples with a similar sounding name:

Cola
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characteristics: The flesh is sweet and aromatic.

Cole
Cole
Type: Cooking

characteristics: The flesh is which, firm, juicy and sweet. Brisk.

Colley
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summary: not available

Coyle
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summary: from Botner list

Kidd's D-8
Kidd's D-8
Type: Culinary, Dessert, Eating

characteristics: Flesh is creamy white, somewhat grainy and firm. A crisp, juicy, sweet and sprightly apple which has considerable flavour typical of Cox's Orange Pippin when ...

Synonyms: Gala. Marketed as Kidd's Gala and Gala Delicious. Often called Royal Gala , however ...

Kelly#1
Kelly#1
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summary: not available

Kile
Kile
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characteristics: juicy sweet aromatic. Keeps three months in cold storage.

Kola
Type: Ornamental

origins: Developed by Dr. Neils E. Hansen at the South Dakota Experiment Station in Brookings, South Dakota (U.S.A.) by crossing Elk River with Malus pumila Duchess. ...

Gala
Gala
Type: Dessert

summary: Please see Kidd's D-8

Gala 2013
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summary: A limb mutation of Kidd's D-8 found by A. Defranceschi at Terlan (Italy) in early 2000s. Solid red wash, no striping. Colours earlier than the parent.