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Splendour Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


A sweet and pretty dessert apple popular in New Zealand. Also known as Stark Splendour, Splendor.

Though it is slow to bear, we have found this to be a good, solid performer in our U-pick orchard. The tree is vigorous, spreading, and very resistant, perhaps immune, to fireblight.

Ripening mid-October in upstate NY, Splendour is medium-large and blushed a dull pinkish-red. It bears some slight russeting. This is a pretty and uncomplicated apple; the flavor has a honeyed sweetness that is almost entirely without acid. Children will like its straightforward appeal, and although this apple bruises easily, it stores well for over three months.

The spelling of Splendour is a clue; this apple is from New Zealand, where the Queen has decreed that the letter -u- shall allowed to wander freely and inhabit any word it so pleases. Like the letter -u-, nobody knows exactly where it came from, but Splendour was discovered growing wild by Charles L. Roberts in Napier in 1948. It was introduced in 1967, and it has since been used to breed Pacific Rose and Golden Gala.

Volume Pricing

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

Quantity Splendour 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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Though it is slow to bear, we have found this to be a good, solid performer in our U-pick orchard. The tree is vigorous, spreading, and very resistant, perhaps immune, to fireblight.

Ripening mid-October in upstate NY, Splendour is medium-large and blushed a dull pinkish-red. It bears some slight russeting. This is a pretty and uncomplicated apple; the flavor has a honeyed sweetness that is almost entirely without acid. Children will like its straightforward appeal, and although this apple bruises easily, it stores well for over three months.

The spelling of Splendour is a clue; this apple is from New Zealand, where the Queen has decreed that the letter -u- shall allowed to wander freely and inhabit any word it so pleases. Like the letter -u-, nobody knows exactly where it came from, but Splendour was discovered growing wild by Charles L. Roberts in Napier in 1948. It was introduced in 1967, and it has since been used to breed Pacific Rose and Golden Gala.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
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Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Napier, New Zealand
Introduced in: 1967
Introduced by: Charles L. Roberts

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

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

Pollination Partners

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