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Scarlett O'Hara Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


An excellent mid-season apple that is disease resistant and stores very well. Also known as Co-op 25.

The tree is moderately vigorous, spreading, and precocious. From the scab-resistant breeding program of Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois Universities, Scarlett O'Hara is one of the highest quality and most productive varieties. It is susceptible to fireblight, but resistant to powdery mildew and cedar apple rust, and field immune to scab. Fruit should be thinned for best quality and to avoid biennialism.

Ripening mid-late September, the apple is round-conic, fully blushed red (as the name suggests), sweet and juicy. It hangs extremely well on the tree and sugars increase greatly until early October. The fruit is mild and slightly bland at harvest, but the flavor improves with one-two months storage. It will store well for up to seven months. Tasters find notes of citrus, banana, caramel, and rose.

Duane Greene from the University of Massachusetts writes: "It can be picked, and actually tastes very similar when harvested over a 4-week period from late September to late October. It is one of the crispest and best storing apples I evaluated. It stores better than Fuji or Braeburn but not quite as well as Honeycrisp. It has a mild, fruity, vanilla flavor with a good sugar to acid ratio. I would plant this even if it were not a scab-resistant apple. Anyone who is looking for a versatile scab-resistant apple should be looking at this."

Volume Pricing

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

Quantity Scarlett O'Hara 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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The tree is moderately vigorous, spreading, and precocious. From the scab-resistant breeding program of Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois Universities, Scarlett O'Hara is one of the highest quality and most productive varieties. It is susceptible to fireblight, but resistant to powdery mildew and cedar apple rust, and field immune to scab. Fruit should be thinned for best quality and to avoid biennialism.

Ripening mid-late September, the apple is round-conic, fully blushed red (as the name suggests), sweet and juicy. It hangs extremely well on the tree and sugars increase greatly until early October. The fruit is mild and slightly bland at harvest, but the flavor improves with one-two months storage. It will store well for up to seven months. Tasters find notes of citrus, banana, caramel, and rose.

Duane Greene from the University of Massachusetts writes: "It can be picked, and actually tastes very similar when harvested over a 4-week period from late September to late October. It is one of the crispest and best storing apples I evaluated. It stores better than Fuji or Braeburn but not quite as well as Honeycrisp. It has a mild, fruity, vanilla flavor with a good sugar to acid ratio. I would plant this even if it were not a scab-resistant apple. Anyone who is looking for a versatile scab-resistant apple should be looking at this."


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: PCFW 2-134 x PRI 669-205
Origin: Indiana
Introduced in: 2000
Introduced by: Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois Universities

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 22 (approximate, in New York State) + 7 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

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

Pollination Partners

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