APFELBÄUME


SUMMER VARIETIES:

GENEVA EARLY

Apple Early GenevaCharacteristics: an early American variety, suitable for both fresh eating and cooking. It is characterised by a high resistance to powdery mildew and scab. The tree starts to bear fruit very early, it yields abundantly and annually.

Fruit: medium-sized, round, regular shape. A shiny, pale yellow and green skin is covered by a bright red blush covering over half of the fruit and a delicate waxy coating. The flesh is white, cream-coloured, very juicy, tender, aromatic, sweet with a slightly tart taste.

Ripens/Harvest: mid to late July ( just before White Transparent);

Pollinators: Discovery, James Grieve, Jerseymac, Idared, Katy, White Transparent, Empire;

KLARAPFEL

Apple White TransparentCharacteristics: an old variety, also known as Yellow Transparent or Papirovka, widely grown in Poland, Russia and Sweden and is sometimes referred to as the Baltic Sea apple. The tree starts to bear fruit very early (2-3 years after planting) and it bears fruit abundantly with a bennial tendency. The tree has a strong resistance to low temperatures and scabs.

Fruit: medium-sized or small, round-conical, slightly ribbed . A thin, smooth, dry, very pale green skin which turns to pale yellow with ripening is covered by a whitish coating. It is named „transparent” because it is almost luminescent and has a white flesh that is firm, crisp, very juicy, tender and has a sharp, refreshing taste.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid to late July

Pollinators: Antonovka Apple, Boiken, Gloster, James Grieve, Jonathan, Kronselska, Queen of Reinettes, Cox’s Orange, Landsberska, Lired, McIntosh, Beauty of Bath, Red James Grieve, Red Wealthy, Rogers McIntosh, Spartan, Wealthy;

JULY RED

Apple JulyredCharacteristics: an old, early apple from New Jersey. The tree starts to bear fruit 3 to 4 years after planting and it bears fruit abundantly and regularly every year.

Fruit: medium size to large, round or round-conical. A smooth, shiny skin covered by a red washed, striped blush. Flesh is white, cream-coloured, juicy, sweet and vinous with a tart taste, aromatic, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: August;

Pollinators: Antonovka, Blue Pearmain, Burgundy, Cortland, Elstar, Freyberg, Frostbite, Granny Smith, James Grieve, Jonathan, King David, Macoun, Rubinette;

ANANAS RENETTE

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Characteristics: a very old variety from Lithuania, popular in northern Europe, very resistant to frost and diseases, such as scab or mildew. It is a delicious dessert apple famous for its pineapple flavour with overtones of black currant, excellent sweet and sharp combination. The tree starts to bear fruit late but it produces fruit abundantly and regularly every year.

Fruit: large to very large, round-conical or conical, regular, often elongated, with small ribs. A firm, shiny, greenish-yellow skin covered by a very light pink blush and russeted dots. Flesh is cream-coloured (yellowish-white), firm, crunchy after ripening, sweet with acid taste, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid-August;

Pollinators: self-fertile

JAMES GRIEVE

Apple James GrieveCharacteristics: an old variety from Scotland which makes a fantastic cooking apple and a delicious dessert apple too. James Grieve is exceptionally tasty, disease-resistant and a good pollenizer for other apples.The tree starts to bear fruit early, it produces fruit abundantly and every year.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, round-conical, regular. A shiny, semi-thick, smooth , greenish-yellow skin covered by a reddish-orangey blush with delicate crimson smudges. Flesh is creamy, moderately firm, juicy, sweet with acid taste, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid to late August;

Pollinators: Antonovka, Boiken, Delicacy, Golden Delicious, Jerseymac, Jonathan, Cox’s Orange, Lobo, White Transparent, Paulared, Piros, Wealthy ;

KATY

Apple Katy

Characteristics: an early season variety orginated in Sweden,where it is known as Katya. It is a dessert apple which bears fruit early, abundantly and regularly.It is one of the easiest apple varieties to grow, very productive and trouble-free. It is also a very good pollinator for other varieties. Katy is resistant to low temperatures, therefore, it will ripen even in a poor summer.

Fruit: medium-sized, round-conical or conical, regular, often elongated, with small ribs. A greenish-yellow, wax-free, dry skin covered by a dark red, washed blush covering most of the fruit surface. Flesh is white, cream-coloured, fine-grained, juicy,  both sweet and acid, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid to late August;

Pollinators: Cortland, Cox’s Orange, Golden Delicious, Idared, James Grieve, Lobo, White Transparent, Paulared.

AUTUMN VARIETIES:

ANTONOVKA

Apple Antonovka Poland - DANIEL NurseryCharacteristics: a very old Russian variety, excellent for cooking. Very resistant to extreme cold. Due to relatively low ratio of sugars in the fruit, Antonovka apples are especially well-suited for apple pies and late apple wine. It starts to bear fruit quite late, it is quite productive with a bennial tendency.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, irregular shape, elongated, cylindric. A thick , green skin which turns to greenish-yellow with ripening, sometimes covered by a delicate yellowish-orange washed blush on the sunny side. Flesh is white or greenish-white, coarse-grained, crisp, acid, very aromatic.

Ripens/ Harvest: late August to early September;

Pollinators: Cortland, Gloster, James Grieve, Lobo, White Transparent, Wealthy.

WITOS

Apple Witos

Characteristics: a Polish autumn variety, which is very attractive due to a complete resistance to scab and other diseases and exceptionally good taste. Therefore, it is perfect for ecological gardens. The Witos tree is also resistant to frost.The tree starts to bear fruit quite late with a bennial tendency but it is very productive.

Fruit: large to very large, round. A green skin covered by a red, washed, striped blush. Flesh is white and cream-coloured, crisp, sweet with acid taste, juicy, exceptionally tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: early to mid September;

Pollinators: Lobo, Champion, Golden Delicious, Wealthy.

DELICATES

Apple Delicates DelicacyCharacteristics: Polish variety, a good cooking and dessert apple. The tree starts to bear fruit early, it produces fruit abundantly and annually. Delicates trees are resistant to frost and mildew.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, roundish to slightly barrel-shaped. A smooth waxy greenish-yellow skin covered in ¾ by a bright red washed, striped blush. Flesh is white, fine-grained, very juicy, vinous, refreshing with pleasantly aromatic taste.

Ripens/ Harvest: early to mid September;

Pollinators: Golden Delicious, Idared, James Grieve, Jonathan, Champion, Wealthy; 

PAULARED 

Apple Paulared

Characteristics: an American variety, suitable both for eating fresh and cooking. The tree starts to bear fruit soon after planting, it is moderately productive and produces fruit mostly every year.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, round and flattened at the ends. The skin is smooth, with a dusty sheen, thin, greenish yellow to light yellow covered in 90% by a dark red, washed blush and very distinctive waxy coating. Flesh is white or cream-coloured, coarse-grained, firm which becomes soft and mealy with ripening, juicy, both sweet ant tart, aromatic, slightly reminiscent of strawberries.

Ripens/ Harvest: early to mid September;

Pollinators: Bohemia, Braeburn, Delicates, James Grieve, Ligol, Rubin, Champion, Champion Reno, Wealthy; 

NOVAMAC

Apple Novamac

Characteristics: a Canadian variety, suitable both for fresh eating and cooking. It is completely resistant to scab and therefore is ideal for ecological gardens. Novamac is also suitable for colder climates due to its tolerance to low temperatures. The tree bears fruit early, moderately and rather regularly.

Fruit: medium-sized, round, slightly flattened, regular in shape. The skin is semi-thick, shiny, greenish-yellow with a slight waxy coating covered in 50- 90 % by a dark red, washed striped blush. Flesh is white to cream-coloured, fine-grained, moderately firm with a delicate and crisp texture, juicy, acid, slightly aromatic, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid September;

Pollinators: Cortland, Cortland Wicki, Freedom, Golden Delicious, James Grieve, Jonathan, Lobo, Starking, Starkrimson, Champion.

LOBO

Apple LoboCharacteristics: a Canadian variety, suitable both for fresh eating and cooking. It is resistant to frost and mildew.The tree starts to bear fruit quite early, it produces fruit moderately and annually but after a few years it has a tendency to bear fruit every other year.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, round or roundish-flattened, slightly ribbed. A semi-thick, smooth, shiny greenish-yellow skin with a delicate waxy coating is covered , to a large extent, by an intensive, dark, carmine, washed blush. Flesh is juicy, tender, soft, greenish-cream, fine-grained, acid or sweet-tart, not very aromatic, tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: early to mid September;

Pollinators: Cortland, Cortland Wicki, Florina, Freedom, Golden Delicious, James Grieve, Jonathan.

KOSZTELA

Apple Kosztela

Characteristics: a very old variety which was grown in Poland in the 16th century and was King Jan III Sobieski and his wife Marysienka’s favourite apple. It was grown in the gardens of the Palace of Wilanow and its taste has been highly appreciated by many since then. Kosztela is incredibly resistant to frost so it is ideal even for colder climates. Besides, it is very easy to grow as it is resistant to most apple diseases. The tree bears fruit annually and abundantly.

Fruit: medium-sized, light green to yellowish-green with small speckles, sometimes covered by a light blush. Flesh is very sweet, soft and tender, incredibly tasty, aromatic.

Ripens/ Harvest: September to October;

Pollinators: Boiken, James Grieve, Gloster, Wealthy;

HONEYGOLD

Apple HoneygoldCharacteristics: an old variety from the USA. The tree starts to bear fruit moderately early, it is very productive and has a tendency to bear fruit every other year. Due to its incredible, honey-llike taste, a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness and to its crunchy, firm, hard flesh, we can undoubtedly call it one of the tastiest and most attractive apple varieties. What is more, Honeygold is exceptionally juicy which makes it a perfect apple for making juices.

Fruit: large to extra-large, conical or round-conical, regular. The skin is greenish-yellow, covered by a washed, striped blush. The flesh is creamy-white, hard, firm, very juicy, with a balance of sweet and tart, aromatic with a hint of honey, excetionally tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid to late September

Pollinators: Cortland, Cortland Wicki, Empire, Gala, Gala Must, Golden Delicious, James Grieve, Royal Gala, Spartan;

GOLDEN RENETTE

Apple Golden Reinette Gold Russet

Characteristics: a very old French variety also known as English Pippin, popular in 18th and 19th centuries with a pleasant mild flavour which is ideal for apple pies. The tree starts to bear fruit soon after planting, it is very productive and resistant to scab.

Fruit: medium-sized, round-conical. They have golden yellow skin with some russeting and an orangey red striped blush on one side. Flesh is yellowish, firm, tender, quite juicy, with a balance of sweet and tart.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid September

Pollinators: White Transparent, James Grieve, Framboise D’Oberland, Elstar, Gloster, Idared;

GRAUE RENETTE

Apple Grey Reinette Graue Renette Grey RussetCharacteristics: a very old French variety, which is ideal for culinary purposes. Due to its tart, vinous taste it is perfect for apple pies, drying, coleslaws, salads and sauces. The tree starts to bear fruit quite early and it is very productive but with a bennial tendency.

Fruit: large, slightly flattened. The greenish skin is russeted and sometimes it is covered by a blush. Flesh is firm, moderately juicy, tart and acid.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September to early October

Pollinators: White Transparent, James Grieve, Framboise D’Oberland, Golden Delicious, Elstar, Gloster, Idared, Melrose, Champion.

FRAMBOISE D’OBERLAND (MALINOVA)

Apple Framboise d'OberlandCharacteristics: a very old dessert variety which probably originates from Holland and which is known for its exceptionally good taste. The tree starts to bear fruit early, it is very productive with bennial tendency.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, most often ovoid, rarely round and flattened. A thin green skin is covered almost fully by a very intensive dark maroon blush. Flesh is white with a greenish shade, often pink right under the skin, very tender, soft, light, quite juicy, both sweet and tart, aromatic, reminiscent of raspberry, exceptionally tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest:late September to October

Pollinators: White Transparent, Wealthy, Jonathan, Cox’s Orange;

FREEDOM

apple-158419_1280Characteristics: an American variety resistant to scab ideal for ecological gardens. It is suitable both for fresh eating and cooking. Freedom is quite resistant to frost. The tree starts to bear fruit early, is very productive and gives fruit every year.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, round-conical. A thin greenish-yellow skin is covered in 50-70% by a carmine-red washed striped blush. Flesh is white and cream-coloured with a light greenish shade, delicate, soft, crisp, jquite juicy, subacid, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September to mid October

Pollinators: Idared, James Grieve, Gala, Gala Must, Gloster, Champion, Champion Reno, Wealthy; 

CORTLAND

Apple CortlandCharacteristics: an American variety, suitable for both eating fresh and cooking. It is resistant to frost, therefore, it is ideal for places with harsher climate. The tree starts to bear fruit early, it produces fruit abundantly and annually.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, round-conical. A thin greenish-yellow skin with a waxy coating is covered , to a large extent, by a red, striped blush with grey-green dots. Flesh is white, fine-grained, soft, crisp, juicy, aromatic, refreshing, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September to early October;

Pollinators: Idared, Jonathan, Lobo, Red Delicious, Wealthy;

ELSTAR

Apple Elstar - DANIEL Nursery

Characteristics: a Dutch dessert apple, one of the best Golden Delicious offspring, which in taste is more reminiscent of Cox’s Orange Pippin. The tree starts to bear fruit early, it produces fruit quite abundantly and every other year.

Fruit: medium-sized or even small (therefore it requires thinning out which allows the apples to grow larger), round, regular, uniform in shape. A rough, greenish-yellow skin is covered by an orangey red washed, striped blush with intensive smudges. Flesh is yellowish, firm, crisp, juicy, tart and vinous, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September to early October;

Pollinators: Braeburn, Delicates, Elise, Freedom, Florina, Gala, Gala Must, Gloster, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, James Grieve, Cox’s Orange, Melrose;

CHAMPION

Apple ChampionCharacteristics: a Czech dessert variety, which is also suitable for culinary purposes and juices for children. The tree starts to bear fruit early, is very productive and gives fruit every year.

Fruit: large to very large, round-conical. A smooth, dry, greenish-yellow or yellow skin is covered by a dark red-carmine washed-striped blush. Flesh is greenish-white with cream-coloured shade, moderately firm, juicy, sweet with a delicate acid flavour, slightly aromatic, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September to early October

Pollinators: James Grieve, Delikates, Lobo, Golden Delicious.

COX ORANGEN

Apple Cox's OrangeCharacteristics: an old English variety suitable both for fresh eating and cooking. It is resistant to frost, therefore it is suitable for colder climate. The tree starts to bear fruit early, it produces fruit quite abundantly and every other year.

Fruit: small to medium-sized, round or round-flattened. The skin is quite thick, smooth, dry, wax-free, greenish-yellow, often with a little russeting. It is covered by an orange blush with carmine-red smudges and stripes. Flesh is greenish-cream at first and turns to yellowish with ripening, it is crisp,, fine-grained, firm, juicy, aromatic, sweet, slightly acid, exceptionally tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September

Pollinators: Antonovka, Boiken, Golden Delicious, James Grieve, Jonathan, White Transparent, Wealthy;

WINTER VARIETIES:

GALA

Apple Gala - DANIEL NurseryCharacteristics: a delicious apple variety from New Zealand. Its delectably sweet-tart taste makes it a great fresh-eating apple. In addition, it cooks and stores well.The tree starts to bear fruit early, is very productive and gives fruit every other year (requires thinning out).

Fruit: small to medium-sized, conical, uniform in shape, ribbed. A smooth, greenish-yellow skin which turns to golden-white with ripening is covered by a bright red, orange-striped blush. Flesh is cream-coloured, fine-grained, juicy, crisp, sweet-tart, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September to early October;

Pollinators: Braeburn, Discovery, Elise, Elstar, Gloster, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Idared, James Grieve, Katy, Cox’s Orange, Melrose, Paulared;

LIGOL

Apple LigolCharacteristics: a Polish dessert variety, which is an offspring of Linda and Golden Delicious. The tree starts to bear fruit early or even very early, is very productive and gives fruit every other year (requires thinning out).

Fruit: large to very large, round-conical, uniform in shape, visibly ribbed at the end. The skin is quite thick, shiny, greenish-yellow, without russeting, with a slight waxy coating. A bright red washed blush covers 50-70% of the apple’s surface.Flesh is cream-coloured, crisp, juicy, sweet-tart, refreshing, aromatic, exceptionally tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September to early October;

Pollinators: Elise, Elstar, Elstar Elpin, Elstar Elshof, Fuji, James Grieve, Gala, Gala Must, Gloster, Golden Delicious, Golden Delicious Reinders, Idared, Jester, Lobo, Lodel, Pilot, Pinova, Red Delicious, Red Elstar, Red James Grieve, Royal Gala, Rubin, Champion, Champion Reno, Witos;

CAMSPUR

Apple Camspur - DANIEL NurseryOpis: amerykańska odmiana jabłoni o niezwykle atrakcyjnym ładnie wybarwionym owocu. Jest to jeden z najbardziej cenionych sportów Red Deliciousa. Drzewo rośnie słabo lub średnio silnie, tworzy liczne krótkopędy, które łatwo można uformować w małą, zgrabną koronkę. Jest to odmiana odporna na mróz, więc świetnie nadaje się do uprawy w naszych warunkach. W okres owocowania wchodzi wcześnie, owocuje obficie (często bardzo obficie – wymaga przerzedzania zawiązków aby uzyskać pożądaną wielkość owoców) i corocznie.

Owoc: średniej wielkości lub duży (po przerzedzeniu zawiązków), kształt bardzo atrakcyjny, stożkowaty. Skórka twarda, gładka, ogólnie zielona lecz w 100% pokryta intensywnym, karmazynowo-czerwonym rumieńcem. Miąższ biało-zielonkawy, dość ścisły, jędrny, słodki, chrupiący, lekko kwaskowaty, aromatyczny, bardzo smaczny.

Dojrzałość zbiorcza: kilka dni (5-10) przed Goldenem;

Zapylacze: Gloster, Golden Delicious, Idared, Gala;

GOLDEN DELICIOUS

Apple Golden Delicious - DANIEL NurseryCharacteristics: an American variety suitable both for fresh eating and cooking. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most important apple varieties of the twentieth century, both for consumers and for breeders. It is very easy to grow and the fruit can be kept in storage very long after harvest.The tree starts to bear fruit early, it produces fruit abundantly (sometimes very abundantly – requires thinning out) and every other year.

Fruit: medium-sized (small when it bears fruit too abundantly), round-conical, less frequently round-flattened. The skin is light greenish to greenish-yellow, with a little russeting, covered by an orangey-red , washed-striped blush.Flesh is yellowish-cream, quite firm, moderately juicy, sweet, slightly tart, aromatic, exceptionally tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid October;

Pollinators: Elstar, Gloster, Idared, James Grieve, Cox’s Orange, Melrose, White Transparent, Starking, Starkrimson, Wealthy;

ROTER BOSKOOP

Apple Red BoskoopCharacteristics: an old variety which, as the name suggests, originated in Boskoop, the Netherlands. Generally, it is very high in acid content and can contain more than four times the vitamin C of Granny Smith or Golden Delicious. Red Boskoop is ideal for pies, cakes, salads, and other culinary purposes.

Fruit: large to very large, barrel-shaped. The skin is almost completely covered with a red blush.The flesh is juicy, crisp, it has a tart flavour with a uniquely spicy aftertaste.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid October

Pollinators: Lobo, James Grieve, Gloster, Boiken.

WEALTHY

Apple Wealthy

Characteristics: a very old American variety, an excellent dessert and culinary apple. The tree is extremely resistant to frost and most of the apple diseases, like scab or mildew. But most of all, it’s incredibly attractive due to its amazingly delicious taste with lots of honey-coloured sweet juice. The tree starts to bear fruit early and it fruits abundantly and annually.

Fruit: medium-sized, round, frequently flattened. A thin, shiny, greenish-yellow skin is covered almost completely by an intensive, carmine, striped blush.The flesh is white, slightly pink right under the skin, firm, crisp, delicate, very juicy.

Ripens/ Harvest: October

Pollinators: Antonovka, Blue Pearmain, Burgundy, Cortland, Elstar, Freyberg, Frostbite, Granny Smith, James Grieve, Jonathan, King David, Macoun, Rubinette;

JONAGOLD

Apple Jonagold - DANIEL Nursery

Characteristics: an American variety, an excellent dessert and culinary apple. The tree starts to bear fruit early and it fruits quite abundantly with a bennial tendency.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, round-conical, ribbed at the end. A medium tough, smooth, a bit oily, greenish-yellow skin is coverd in 1/3 of the surface by a red, washed-striped blush. The flesh is cream-coloured, hard, moderately firm, juicy, aromatic, sweet-tart, tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September to early October;

Pollinators: Bohemia, Cortland, Cortland Wicki, Elise, Elstar, Gala, Gloster, Granny Smith, Idared, James Grieve, Jonathan, Katy, Melrose, Red Delicious, Champion;

JONICA

Apple JonicaCharacteristics: an American variety, an offspring of Jonagold, excellent dessert and culinary apple. The tree starts to bear fruit early and it fruits quite abundantly with a bennial tendency.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, round-conical, ribbed at the end. A medium tough, smooth, a bit oily, greenish-yellow skin is fully coverd by a red, washed-striped blush. The flesh is cream-coloured, hard, moderately firm, juicy, aromatic, sweet-tart, tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September to mid October;

Pollinators: Bohemia, Cortland, Cortland Wicki, Elise, Elstar, Gala, Gloster, Granny Smith, Idared, James Grieve, Jonathan, Katy, Melrose, Red Delicious, Champion;

ALWA

lukasówka 015Characteristics: a Polish variety, excellent dessert and culinary apple. It is resistant to frost, therefore, it is ideal for places with harsher climate. The tree starts to bear fruit quite early and it fruits abundantly with a bennial tendency.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, round, visibly ribbed at the end. A smooth, greenish-yellow skin is almost fully coverd by a carmine-red, washed blush. The flesh is white and cream-coloured, firm, juicy, aromatic, sweet-tart, refreshing, extremely tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September to mid October;

Pollinators: Cortland, Delicates, Gloster, Golden Delicious, Idared, Ligol, Melrose, Paulared, Champion, Witos;

GLOSTER

apple-158419_1280Characteristics: a German variety resistant to frost, excellent dessert apple. The tree starts to bear fruit early and it fruits abundantly and regularly.

Fruit: large to very large, conical. A hard, greenish-yellow skin is almost fully coverd by a dark red, washed blush. The flesh is whitish-green, fine-grained, firm, juicy, aromatic, sweet-tart, refreshing, extremely tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid to late October;

Pollinators: Cortland, Cortland Wicki, Elstar, Gala, Gala Must, Golden Delicious, Idared, James Grieve, Jonathan, Cox’s orange, Melrose, Champion Reno;

STARKING

Apple StarkingCharacteristics: an old variety from the USA resistant to frost. The tree starts to bear fruit moderately early, it is very productive and it fruits regularly every year.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, conical, elongated. The skin is hard, thick, almost fully covered by an intensive, beetroot-red blush. The flesh is white, hard, firm, crisp, juicy, with a balance of sweet and tart, aromatic, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid October

Pollinators: Cox’s Orange, Gloster, Golden Delicious;

IDARED

Apple Idared -Daniel Nursery

Characteristics: an American variety, a dessert and culinary apple. The tree starts to bear fruit early and it fruits abundantly or very abundantly and regularly. This variety is partly self-fertile.

Fruit: medium to large, round to round-flattened. A hard, shiny, greenish-yellow skin is almost fully coverd by a bright red, washed blush with darker smudges. The flesh is white or light cream, fine-grained, firm, juicy, tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid October;

Pollinators: Boiken, Cortland, Cortland Wicki, James Grieve, Jerseymac, Jonathan, Ligol, Melrose, Champion, Champion Reno;

BOIKEN

Apple BoikenCharacteristics: a German variety resistant to diseases and moderately resistant to frost.The tree starts to bear fruit early and it fruits abundantly with a bennial tendency.

Fruit: medium-sized, round-conical. An oily, green skin, which turns to greenish-yellow with ripening is sometimes coverd by a washed light red blush. The flesh is white with a greenish shade, firm, juicy, acid, ideal for preserves, juices, pies.

Ripens/ Harvest: late October;

Pollinators: Antonovka, Cox’s Orange, Framboise d’Oberland, Jonathan; 

MELROSE

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Characteristics: an American winter variety resistant to frost, an exceptionally tasty dessert apple. The tree starts to bear fruit early and it fruits abundantly and regularly.

Fruit: large, round, flattened, quite heavy. A greenish-yellow skin is almost fully coverd by a dark red, washed blush with spots of russet. The flesh is creamy white, very juicy, mildly acidic, tart, of firm and coarse texture, slightly aromatic, exceptionally tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: late October to early November;

Pollinators: Elstar, Gloster, Golden Delicious, James Grieve, Cox’s Orange, Jonathan, Champion;

BRAEBURN

Apple Braeburn - DANIEL NurseryCharacteristics: a New Zealand variety, ideal for all kinds of pastries and fresh eating. It is one of the most appreciated late varieties of apples. The tree starts to bear fruit early and it fruits abundantly. It stores well and withstands the handling demands of international supply chains.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, ovoid. A shiny, greenish-yellow skin is coverd by a dark red blush with crimson spots. The flesh is light cream, juicy, crisp, sweet, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: early November;

Pollinators: Cortland, Elstar, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith;

GRANNY SMITH

Apple Granny Smith - DANIEL NurseryCharacteristics: an Australian variety, ideal for cooking and baking ( it resists browning when sliced) as well as for fresh eating. The tree starts to bear fruit early and it fruits abundantly. It is naturally low in calories, high in antioxidants, which prevent cancer and is very rich in vitamins, dietary fiber and potassium and therefore recommended as a component of healthy and weight-loss diets.

Fruit: large to very large, round-conical. The skin is shiny and intensively green. The flesh is firm, juicy, crisp, with strong tartness, which mellows with ripening and therefore takes on a balanced,very tasty flavour.

Ripens/ Harvest: November;

Pollinators: self-fertile but produces a better crop in the presence of Golden Delicious;