An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Medaille D'Or Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A traditional French and English vintage cider apple.
This tree is moderately vigorous, spreading, and large. It is highly productive, but like most cider apples, biennial tending. It is very susceptible to fireblight and somewhat resistant to scab. Medaille d'Or blooms very late, and care should be taken when selecting a pollenizer. This apple is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.
Medaille d'Or ("Gold Medal") is a small, yellow apple that is burnished with a fine russet. The yellowish flesh yields a rich, aromatic, high tannin and high sugar juice that is suitable for a single-variety cider; it is a full bittersweet. Ripening mid-October, the fruit cannot be stored for more than a few weeks before pressing. (Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.82; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.32; pH: 4.09; SG: 1.059; oBrix 14.9.)
This tree was first propagated in 1865 by a Monsieur Godard, nurseryman at Bois Guillaume, near Rouen, France. It was brought to England in the 1880s.
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Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: yellow
Origin: Rouen, France
Introduced in: 1860s
Introduced by: M. Godard
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: Resistant
Fireblight: Very Susceptible
Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Medaille D'Or Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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|Wolf River Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
|Somerset Redstreak Apple||0|
|Stembridge Cluster Apple||0|
|Tremlett's Bitter Apple||0|
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