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MN 447

Synonyms: Marketed as Frostbite

Identification: The fruit is medium tending to small. Base colour is golden yellow over which is a red wash with darker red striping. Russet cracks develop around the calyx.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream-coloured tending to light yellow. Firm and very juicy. Extremely sweet. Aromatic with a cane sugar/molasses and lychee flavours.

Uses: Dessert apple, also good for making cider.

Origins: This apple was originated as a chance seedling in the 1920s at the University of Minnesota and became the mainstay of its breeding programme to produce cold-hardy varieties. In xxxxxxx, at the request of many orchardists, the university released the cultivar with apples going into production in 2010.

Cultivation: Low to medium vigor, spreading tree. Bears fruit on spurs. Good annual crops. Tolerates Hardiness Zone 3 with winter temperatures down to minus 30 degrees Centigrade.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Progeny: Keepsake , MN 1630 , Honeycrisp

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months in storage, but russet cracks tend to become moldy and afflicted apples should be culled from storage.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the second half of the fifth period.

Hardiness Zone min: 3

Hardiness Zone max: 7

Status: dual


Apples with a similar sounding name:

MN 1711
MN 1711
Type: dessert

characteristics: Cream-coloured flesh. Very crisp and breaking, coarse-grained, juicy with a sweet-tart taste. Sometimes a hint of pear drop, but Honeycrisp apples from the ...

Synonyms: Honeycrisp. Honey Crisp, Honeycrunch in Europe. Tested as MN 1711.

MN 1797
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Type: apple

summary: not available

Synonyms: Marketed as SnowSweet

Monoa
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Type: apple

origins: — Wolf Rive r x Harrington,’Iowa Agriculture Experiment Station, Ames, Iowa, USA, introduced, c1922

Meana
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Type: cider

summary: not available

Meana
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Type: cider

summary: A sharp apple used in the making of Asturian cider.

MN 55
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Type: apple

origins: MonArk x Honeycrisp Leaked out before release date.

Synonyms: Rave