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Pollination group:

Dronning Louise

Synonyms: Queen Louise, Queen Louise of Denmark

Identification: Medium size tending to small. Round to round conic, often irregularly shaped. The base colour is pale yellow, washed red and striped. Lenticels are present, but minute and sometimes almost invisible. The skin is thick. The calyx is closed set in a narrow and moderately deep basin. The stem is short tending to medium, stout and set in a deep, narrow cavity that can be russetted with rays extending over the crown onto the face.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish. Firm Juicy and sweet. Brix 13.0

Uses: Primarily a fresh eating apple, but also lends itself to jelly as well as baking in pies and crisps.

Origins: Originated in the late 1800s as a seedling of Filippa crossed with Cox's Orange Pippin on the Danish island of Selandia. First documented in the 1892 edition of the Danish Garden Society's annual report. Described by Claus Matthiesen's "Dansk Frugte" in 1913.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright with a round crown

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months.

Harvest: Ready for harvest late in the fourth period.

Brix: 13

Specific gravity: 1052.5962648284

Harvest period: 4

Status: dessert

Pollination group: B

Pollination day: 10