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Florina Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


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.

Volume Pricing

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

Quantity Florina 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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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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: PRI 612-1 x Jonathan
Origin: France
Introduced in: 1970s
Introduced by: Station de Recherches d'Arboriculture Fruitiere

The Environment

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
Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Florina 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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