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Pollination group:

Signe Tillisch

Synonyms: Singe Tillisch, Signe Tillish, Sini Tillis

Identification: Small to large and round. The base colour is green maturing to yellow with a reddish blush and striping on the sun exposed face. Dark green lenticels. Skin becomes greasy with maturity and in storage.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured, Juicy, sweet and slightly tart. Refreshing and aromatic.

Uses: A refreshing, sprightly apple for eating, also does well cooked for sauce or baked. Cider.

Origins: According to Danish pomologist, C. Matthiesen, it stems from a chance seedling, possibly of Calville Blanc d'Hiver, found growing and raised by Councillor Hardesvogts Tillisch in the town of Bjerre in the Jutland region of Denmark in the 1860s. Named after his daughter, Signe.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Starts to produce fruit after 10 to 12 years of age on its own roots. However, when it does start to crop heavy, albeit biennially. Spur bearer.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: These apples are the main ingredient for traditional Danish fruit porridge.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Up to two months

Vulnerabilities: Prone to scab and powdery mildew.

Harvest: In the last half of the fourth period, sometimes into the fifth.

Harvest period: 4

Status: dual

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 10