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Ontario

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Charles Arnold at Paris, Ontario, Canada in about 1820. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1898. Fruits have crisp, juicy flesh with a subacid flavour. Cooks well, breaking up completely. Tends to bruise easily.

Synonyms:
Ontarioapfel
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Wagener x Northern Spy
Mother to:
Schweizer Orange
Juno
Sports:
Ontario (4n)
Geneva Ontario

Accession No.
1923 - 058

  

Accession name
Ontario
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
medium-large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
mottled/washed out 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register