Pomiferous

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Macfree

Identification: Medium to small in size and round, sometimes slightly conic and often irregular. The base skin colour is green yellow which is washed about three quarters of the surface with medium red.

Characteristics: The flesh is white with a slight green tinge, firm, moderately coarse. Juicy and slightly tart.

Uses: A moderately good cooking apple and also makes a refreshing juice.

Origins: Developed by crossing McIntosh (flower) with PRI 48-177 (Rome Beauty, Jonathan and Malus floribunda 821) at Canada's Smithfield Experimental Farm in Trenton, Ontario (Canada) and released in 1974.

Cultivation: Hardy, vigorous and spreading tree. Produces annual crops staring at about six years of age, but has a tendency to become biennial. Fruit colours poorly in hot climates.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months in cold storage.

Vulnerabilities: Resistant to scab and blight, susceptible to mildew and rust.

Harvest: Ready for harvest starting early in the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Cooking, Dessert, Eating, Juice

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