An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Splendour Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A sweet and pretty dessert apple popular in New Zealand. Also known as Stark Splendour, Splendor.
Though it is slow to bear, we have found this to be a good, solid performer in our U-pick orchard. The tree is vigorous, spreading, and very resistant, perhaps immune, to fireblight.
Ripening mid-October in upstate NY, Splendour is medium-large and blushed a dull pinkish-red. It bears some slight russeting. This is a pretty and uncomplicated apple; the flavor has a honeyed sweetness that is almost entirely without acid. Children will like its straightforward appeal, and although this apple bruises easily, it stores well for over three months.
The spelling of Splendour is a clue; this apple is from New Zealand, where the Queen has decreed that the letter -u- shall allowed to wander freely and inhabit any word it so pleases. Like the letter -u-, nobody knows exactly where it came from, but Splendour was discovered growing wild by Charles L. Roberts in Napier in 1948. It was introduced in 1967, and it has since been used to breed Pacific Rose and Golden Gala.
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Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow
Origin: Napier, New Zealand
Introduced in: 1967
Introduced by: Charles L. Roberts
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Splendour 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|
|Williams' Pride Apple||0|
|Wickson Crab Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
|Somerset Redstreak Apple||0|
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