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Oriole

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1914 in Excelsior, Minnesota, USA by the University of Minnesota Fruit Breeding Farm. Introduced in 1949. Fruits have soft, coarse flesh with a slightly sweet and slightly subacid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Father to:
State Fair

Accession No.
1951 - 067

  

Accession name
Oriole
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
75.53 mm 1
Width
77.38 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
medium-strong 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
Russet
absent 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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