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Medaille D'Or Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


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.

Volume Pricing

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

Quantity Medaille D'Or 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 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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Rouen, France
Introduced in: 1860s
Introduced by: M. Godard

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: Resistant
Fireblight: Very Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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