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Florina Apple on G.41 (Spring 2022)


A disease-resistant dessert apple that stores well and is good for wildlife. Also known as Querina, Querina-Florina.

Florina, aka Querina, 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. It is sweet, perfumed, crisp, and juicy. 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.

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Florina, aka Querina, 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. It is sweet, perfumed, crisp, and juicy. 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.

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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: 0
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.41 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? Y

Diseases & Pests

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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