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Orenco

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Orenco, Oregon, USA, by The Oregon Nursery Company, but said by some to be a chance seedling found in Oregon City. It was catalogued in 1903 but said by some to have originated in about 1840. Fruits have soft flesh with a sweet subacid and aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1952 - 116

  

Accession name
Orenco
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
68.49 mm 1
Width
83.03 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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