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Pollination group:

MacExel or MacExcel

Identification: Medium size, round to round conic with some ribbing. The skin is smooth and medium thick with a base colour of yellow over which are flushes of red with darker red broken stripes. It tends to have a fairly heavy white bloom on the surface as it approaches ripeness.

Characteristics: The flesh is creamy white and mild. Keeps up to two months in cold storage.

Origins: Developed at Agriculture and Agri?Food Canada’s Horticultural Research and Development Centre in Jean?sur? Richelieu, Quebec (Canada) from a 1971 cross?pollination between an experimental cultivar (O?522) and McIntosh Wijici (a sport of the McIntosh). It was selected in 1992 for addit testing and released in 2002. — O?522 ( Red Melba x R6T68 (include Jonathan, Rome Beauty and M. Floribunda 821 in its ancestry)) x Starkspur Compact Mac ( McIntosh Wijcik ), 1971, by S. Khanizadeh, J. Cousineau, R. Granger, Groleau, G. Rouselle, L. Spangelo, Agriculture and Agri?Food Canada, Ottawa Research