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Pollination group:

La Flamboyante

Synonyms: Marketed as Mairac

Identification: Medium size, round tending to conic. Base colour yellow is washed bright red and marked with faint, darker stripes. Abundant light-coloured lenticels give the surface a slightly rough feel.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish. Crisp, firm. Juicy. Very sweet and pleasantly tart. Aromatic.

Uses: Intended as a supermarket eating apple.

Origins: Developed in 1986 by Charles Repillard at the Centre des Fougeres of the Forschungsanstalt Changins in Wallis (Switzerland) by pollinating Kidd's D-8 with Maigold . Released in 2002.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright spreading, with weeping branches. Precocious. Annual harvests but needs to be thinned at fruit set. Needs to be pruned aggressively to maintain fruit size.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

20 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to five months, but cannot tolerate below-freezing temperatures. Controlled atmosphere storage up to eight months.

Vulnerabilities: Somewhat susceptible to scab and mildew, very susceptible to canker.

Harvest: Starting late in the third period until the middle of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Dessert, Eating

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 12