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Pollination group:

Kandil Kitaika

Identification: Small to medium size. The base colour is yellowish green maturing to pale yellow, blushed orange to red on the sun exposed face. Scattered red, indented lenticels. The stem is moderately long and slender, set in a somewhat shallow and narrow, lightly russetted cavity. The calyx is partly closed, medium size and set in a shallow basin.

Characteristics: The flesh is greenish, tender. Juicy, sweet with a vinous flavour.

Uses: A fresh eating apple also used to make apple jelly.

Origins: Developed by Ivan Michurin by crossing Kitaika with Kandil Sinap at the Michurin Central Genetic Laboratory in Eastern Europe.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: There is another apple called Kandil Kitaika which is profiled as an ornamental crab and distributed as such in North America.

24 weeks

Cold storage: Keep up to six months.

Harvest: Late in the fourth period.

Status: dual

Flowers: White, single, large

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