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Pollination group:

Early McIntosh

Synonyms: Rob Roy

Identification: Medium size. Shape can vary from oblate to round conic. Some vague ribbing on the sides. Sthe skin base colour is yellow extensively washed with an orange flush and overlying stripes. Develops a heavy bloom toward harvest.

Characteristics: The flesh is white with some pale staining next to the skin. Somewhat firm, crisp and tender. Juicy, mildly acidic with a hint of strawberry. It keeps about a month in cold storage.

Uses: A very mild fresh eating and cooking apple.

Origins: Developed by Richard Wellington at the New York State Agriculture Research Station in Geneva, New York (USA) by crossing Yellow Transparent and McIntosh. Released in 1923. Yellow Transparent x McIntosh, 1909, R. Wellington, New York State Agriculture Experiment Station, Geneva, New York, USA, introduced, 1923

Cultivation: A hardy and vigorous, upright tree. Ready for harvest over a three week span starting early in the SECOND period. Tends to produce crops every other year and the frui set needs to be thinned to maintain adequate fruit size. Dro fruit as it approaches ripeness.

Type(s): Cooking, Eating

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID


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July Red
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Type: Dessert, Eating

characteristics: The flesh is white, soft. Juicy, sweet with hints of loganberry.

Synonyms: Julyred

Guerney Viking
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Type: Dessert, Eating

characteristics: The flesh is cream, fine-grained and soft. Juicy, somewhat tart and aromatic.

Synonyms: Guerney. sometimes misspelled Vicking. There is also a cultivar named Viking ...