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Fiesta Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


A mid-late season dessert apple, cross of Cox's Orange Pippin and Idared. Also known as Red Pippin.

Fiesta has a wide-angled and droopy habit that can be difficult to train. It is moderately disease resistant, particularly resistant to mildew, but susceptible to perennial canker and bitter pit. The tree is very vigorous, highly productive, and partially self-fertile. A pollenizer will, however, be needed for optimal production. The leaves display a green-yellow mottling; this is genetic and not a disease symptom.

A cross of Cox's Orange Pippin and Idared, Fiesta has the sweet, complex acidity of Cox's with the manageability and storage potential of Idared. The fruit is medium sized, red and orange streaked over a green-yellow background, with creamy white flesh. The flavor is excellent and aromatic, as you would expect of a Cox's offspring. Fiesta is a great choice for Cox's fans who want a less problematic tree.

Fiesta was developed in 1972 by Frank Alston at the East Malling Research Station. In 1993 it was granted the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Volume Pricing

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

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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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Fiesta has a wide-angled and droopy habit that can be difficult to train. It is moderately disease resistant, particularly resistant to mildew, but susceptible to perennial canker and bitter pit. The tree is very vigorous, highly productive, and partially self-fertile. A pollenizer will, however, be needed for optimal production. The leaves display a green-yellow mottling; this is genetic and not a disease symptom.

A cross of Cox's Orange Pippin and Idared, Fiesta has the sweet, complex acidity of Cox's with the manageability and storage potential of Idared. The fruit is medium sized, red and orange streaked over a green-yellow background, with creamy white flesh. The flavor is excellent and aromatic, as you would expect of a Cox's offspring. Fiesta is a great choice for Cox's fans who want a less problematic tree.

Fiesta was developed in 1972 by Frank Alston at the East Malling Research Station. In 1993 it was granted the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Idared x Cox's Orange Pippin
Origin: United Kingdom
Introduced in: 1972
Introduced by: Frank Alston; East Malling Research Station

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Bitter Pit: Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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