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Synonyms: Bred as X-6163

Summary: A Gala-style apple, this crimson dessert apple has good crunch, plenty of sweetness and just a touch of acidity.

Identification: Medium tending to large size, moderately conical. The base colour is yellow which is washed red with broken darker red stripes over about three quarters of the apple.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream-coloured and crunchy. Somewhat juicy, very sweet and sprightly. Aromatic.

Origins: Developed in 1980 as part of an apple breeding programme at the Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) in Angers (France) by crossing Kidd's D-8 (seed parent) and Co-op 13 (pollen parent).

Cultivation: Weakly vigorous, upright spherical growth habit. Bears fruit on spurs. A good backyard garden apple tree. Has a tendency to drop fruit just before harvest in warmer climates. Only light pruning is required.

Ploidism: Triploid. Produces no viable pollen.

Vulnerabilities: Resistant to scab.

Harvest: Ready for harvest late in the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Culinary, Dessert

Hardiness Zone min: 5

Hardiness Zone max: 8

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 12


Associated apples:

Co-op 29
Co-op 29
Type: Dessert, Eating, Pie

summary: One of about 50 apple cultivars developed under the PRI (Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois) programme using Malus floribunda ...

Synonyms: Marketed as Sundance and sometimes called Sundancer.

Maypole <<<<<Ballerina>>>>
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Type: Jelly

characteristics: Flesh is dark red.

Synonyms: Ballerina, Ballerina Crab, Colonnade, Maypole Colonnade, Maypole Ballerina

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Type: Dessert, Eating

characteristics: The flesh is cream-coloured, firm, crisp, juicy with a sweet-tart, fruity and lightly spicy aroma.

Synonyms: Marketed as Diwa and Junami in Europe