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Pollination group:

July Red

Synonyms: Julyred

Identification: Medium sometimes large size. The skin base colour is green over which are large splashes of red covering up to three quarters of the surface.

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

Uses: A fresh eating apple.

Origins: Developed by G.W. Schneider at the New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station in New Brunswick, New Jersey (U.S.A.) crossing NJ 8 ( Petrel x Early McIntosh ) with pollen from NJ 110037 ( Melba , Williams and Starr ). Released in 1962.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous tree. Partial tip bearer.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Progeny: Geneva Early

Notes: In warmer growing conditions, fruit may mature before colouring up.

3 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps less than a month in storage.

Vulnerabilities: Highly susceptible to scab and mildew, somewhat to blight and rust.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the middle of the second period.and the entire crop tends to ripen over a relatively short two-week window. Prone to pre-harvest fruit drop.

Harvest period: 2

Type(s): Dessert, Eating

Hardiness Zone min: 3

Hardiness Zone max: 9

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 9

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID