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Pollination group:


Identification: Large to very large size. Conic with ribbing around the eye. Base colour is green over which is a red wash and broken darker red stripes. The base colour shows through in areas that have been shaded from the sun.

Characteristics: The flesh is creamy white, medium coarse, firm and crisp. Somewhat juicy, sweet and sprightly. Aromatic.

Uses: Excellent fresh eating. Also good for making pies, holds shape when baked. Used for making a sprightly apple sauce.

Origins: A cross of McIntosh and Longfield developed by Charles Haralson in 1917 at University of Minnesota's Agricultural Experiment Station in Excelsior, Minnesota (U.S.A.). Introduced in 1943.

Cultivation: Vigorous with a spreading, somewhat weeping habit. Hardy, vigorous, spreading tree.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Mutations: Connell Red is a mutation of Fireside which was found in Menomanee, Wisconsin (U.S.A.) in the 1940s. It is almost identical to Fireside, differing primarily in the solid red colour.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months.

Vulnerabilities: Slightly susceptible to scab, mildew and blight. Resistant to rust.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the middle of the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Dessert, Eating, Pie, Sauce

Hardiness Zone min: 4

Hardiness Zone max: 7

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 11

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID


Associated apples:

Type: Dessert, Eating

characteristics: The flesh is bright white in colour, fine-grained, moderately firm. Sweet and rich in flavour with mild acidity. It resists browning when cut open.

Synonyms: MN 1797. Marketed as SnowSweet.