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Pollination group:

Pépin Shafrannyi

Synonyms: Pepin Shafrannyi, Shafrannyi Pippin, Saffron Pippin

Summary: Developed in Russia in the early 1900s, this is an excellent early dessert apple.

Identification: Small and round conic. The base colour is green maturing to yellow over which is a dark red blush marked with darker stripes fading to red stripes. The calyx is small and closed, set in a somewhat shallow and narrow basin which is puckered and surrounded by a knobbed crown. The stem is medium long, set in a deep and narrow, lightly russeted cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream-coloured, firm, crisp. Juicy, sharp with very refreshing flavour.

Uses: Dessert apple.

Origins: Grown from a seed in Michurinsk (Russia) in 1907 by horticulturist Ivan Michurin. Flower parent was Orleans Reinette and the pollen came from (Glogerovka x Bellefleur Kitaika).

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright spreading tree. Bears fruit on tips. At one time used extensively for rootstock.

Diseases: Highly resistant to scab.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: High vitamin C content

Cold storage: Does not keep well.

Vulnerabilities: Resistant to scab.

Harvest: Late in the second period and early third period.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Dessert

Pollination group: B

Pollination day: 6

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID