Pomiferous

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Etter 7-13

Synonyms: Trademarked and marketed as Grenadine.

Identification: Medium tending to large. Washed completely red and marked with abundant, light coloured lenticels.

Characteristics: The flesh is almost completely deep pink with occasional, isolated blotches of pink to red. Tends to be rather sharp when first picked and requires two to three weeks in storage to mature properly.

Uses: Used for cider for colour and sharpness. Also eaten fresh and used for jellies and pies once it has been matured in storage. Favoured for making an an alternative to cranberry sauce.

Origins: One of about 30 redfleshed apples developed prior to the 1950s by orchardist/plant breeder Albert Etter as hybrids of his Surprise (Etter) apples at his Ettersburg property in Humboldt County, California (U.S.A.). The Grenadine likely developed during the 1930s but not introduced on the market. The experimental orchard was acquired Ram Fishman, past president of the North American Fruit Explorers and founder of Greenmantle Nursery, in the 1970s which set about to introduce the seven more notable of these, including the Grenadine, under its Rosetta trademark. It is an open pollinated seedling of Surprise (Etter) .

Ploidism: Self sterile.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to two months. Flavours and tartness mature in storage.

Harvest: Starting late in the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Status: dual

Flowers: Deep pink

Apples with a similar sounding name:

Etter 14-1
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Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is pink. Juicy, sweet and aromatic. Acidity can be high, particularly in areas with weather and growing conditions that do not fall within this cultiv ...

Synonyms: Trademarked and marketed as Blush Rosette. Sometimes referred to as Blush Rose.

Etter 12-9
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Type: dual

Characteristics: The flesh is red, brisk.

Synonyms: Registered and marketed as Christmas Pink

Edore
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Type: apple
Etter 7?9
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Type: apple

Synonyms: Marketed as Pink Parfait

Etter 7?13
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is a stunning red colour, so much so that it actually shows through the skin. It tends to be somewhat tart when first harvested and becomes sweeter af ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Grenadine

Etter 8?11
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is stunningly ruby red, crisp and melting. Juicy, sweet?sharp and aromatic.

Synonyms: Marketed as Rubaiyat

Etter 12?9
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Type: apple

Synonyms: Marketed as Christmas Pink

Etter 14?1
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Type: apple

Synonyms: Marketed as Blush Rosette

Etter 14?9
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Type: apple

Synonyms: Marketed as Pink Pearmain

Etter 16?32
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Type: apple

Synonyms: Marketed as Thornberry

Etter 7-9
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Type: dual

Characteristics: The flesh is white with pink stains. Cherry flavour.

Synonyms: Registered and marketed as Pink Parfait

Etter 16-32
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Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is bright raspberry coloured. Moderately dry, sweet and very tart with raspberry flavours.

Synonyms: Registered and marketed as Thornberry

Etter 22-17
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Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is white, firm. Juicy and sweet with citrus flavours. Bruises easily.

Synonyms: Trademarked and marketed as Atalanta and Atalanta's Gold. Note that there is ...

Etter 14-9
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Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is deep pink next to the skin, pale greenish white around the core. Juicy, flavourful and acidic. The acidity is especially pronounced on juvenile fru ...

Synonyms: Trademarked and marketed as Pink Pearmain

Etter 8-11
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Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is bright red berry aromas. Crisp, very sweet and highly acidic with defined red berry aromas.

Synonyms: Registered and marketed as Rubaiyat.