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Arlet Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


An excellent dessert apple from Switzerland. Also known as Swiss Gourmetâ„¢.

This tree is very productive with good fireblight resistance. It is, however, susceptible to scab, powdery mildew, and cedar-apple rust. Arlet is very cold hardy, and it requires thinning to maintain annual productivity.

Arlet, more commonly called Swiss Gourmet in the United States, is a Swiss cross of Golden Delicious and Idared that has inherited the excellent storage quality of its parents. The medium-sized fruit is red over a yellow background, with a yellowish flesh. Its fine, sweet flavor is a complex balance of acids and sugars and it will hold in storage for about three months. This apple is good for fresh eating and baking.

Arlet was developed by Berhard Krapf at the Switzerland Research Station in the late 1950s. It was patented in 1989.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Arlet Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$13.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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This tree is very productive with good fireblight resistance. It is, however, susceptible to scab, powdery mildew, and cedar-apple rust. Arlet is very cold hardy, and it requires thinning to maintain annual productivity.

Arlet, more commonly called Swiss Gourmet in the United States, is a Swiss cross of Golden Delicious and Idared that has inherited the excellent storage quality of its parents. The medium-sized fruit is red over a yellow background, with a yellowish flesh. Its fine, sweet flavor is a complex balance of acids and sugars and it will hold in storage for about three months. This apple is good for fresh eating and baking.

Arlet was developed by Berhard Krapf at the Switzerland Research Station in the late 1950s. It was patented in 1989.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Golden Delicious x Idared
Origin: Wadenswil, Switzerland
Introduced in: 1989
Introduced by: Bernhard Krapf, Switzerland Research Station

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 22 (approximate, in New York State) + 7 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Susceptible
Cedar-Apple Rust: Susceptible
Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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