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Pollination group:

Golden Sentinel

Summary: A Golden-style, fresh-eating apple with columnar growth habit, bred at Canada's Summerland Research Station.

Identification: Medium size, round to round flattened and there may be weak ribbing on the sides. The base colour is yellow at maturity, marked with small, thinly scattered lenticels. The calyx is small and partly to fully open, set in a shallow and moderately deep basin. The stem is short to medium length set in a deep, funnel shaped cavity. A weak bloom may cover the surface when the fruit ripens, but there should not be any russet.

Characteristics: The flesh is pale greenish, medium fine grained. Juicy.

Origins: Developed by David Lane in 1986 at the Summerland Research Station in Summerland, British Columbia (Canada) by crossing Discovery with 8C-17-36 (a cross of Wijcik Spur McIntosh and Delicious). Evaluated from 1987 to 1995 and released in 1997.

Cultivation: Spur bearer. Produces annual crops.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Harvest: Ready for harvest late in the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Dessert

Hardiness Zone min: 4

Hardiness Zone max: 8

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 14