An excellent, scab-immune dessert apple.
Florina Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A disease-resistant dessert apple that stores well and is good for wildlife.
Florina has it all: it is broadly disease resistant; it is culturally diverse (American parentage bred in France); it stores well; it can be used as a wildlife apple. Florina is a vigorous and precocious tree with a spreading habit. It is a tip bearer that is resistant to fireblight, powdery mildew, and scab, but somewhat susceptible to cedar-apple rust. This tree is suitable for home orchards and organic growers.
The apple is large and very attractive, a deep rosy red all over with some russeting around the stem. The flesh is dense, crisp, and juicy, with a very sweet, uncomplicated flavor. An excellent apple for eating out-of-hand, it also stores well for over three months. In upstate New York, harvest is mid-October, about five weeks after McIntosh, between Northern Spy and Mutsu. The fruit hangs well on the tree and is a great choice for attracting wildlife.
Florina was bred in the 1970s in France from a mix of American varieties that includes Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, and, of course, Malus floribunda for scab resistance.
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Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white
Parentage: PRI 612-1 x Jonathan
Introduced in: 1970s
Introduced by: Station de Recherches d'Arboriculture Fruitiere
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Very Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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|St. Edmund's Russet Apple||0|
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|Sturmer Pippin Apple||0|
|Northwest Greening Apple||0|
|Muscat De Bernay Apple||0|
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