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Initial Apple on B.118 (Spring 2021)


A scab-resistant, early-mid season variety. .

A new scab-resistant triploid release from the French breeding program at INRA Angers. Gala x Redfree, maturing approximately one week before Gala in early September. Thoroughly vetted against apple scab, powdery mildew, and fireblight, also rosy apple aphids. At harvest time, fruit eating quality has been judged as excellent. The flesh is firm, crisp and juicy. Taste is slightly flavoured and middly acidic. The keeping quality is good for an early maturing cultivar: it keeps its harvest characteristics for two months in normal fridge conditions. Trial growers have observed that Initial can be managed with remarkably low input: good size and fruit quality have been obtained with minimal pruning , little or no irrigation, and no chemical thinning program. All around resistance to pests and diseases allows significant reduction in the number of phytosanitory treatments necessary. Through Gala, Initial's ancestors include Cox's Orange & Golden Delicious; through Redfree, Jonathan, Rome, and Wealthy. 

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A new scab-resistant triploid release from the French breeding program at INRA Angers. Gala x Redfree, maturing approximately one week before Gala in early September. Thoroughly vetted against apple scab, powdery mildew, and fireblight, also rosy apple aphids. At harvest time, fruit eating quality has been judged as excellent. The flesh is firm, crisp and juicy. Taste is slightly flavoured and middly acidic. The keeping quality is good for an early maturing cultivar: it keeps its harvest characteristics for two months in normal fridge conditions. Trial growers have observed that Initial can be managed with remarkably low input: good size and fruit quality have been obtained with minimal pruning , little or no irrigation, and no chemical thinning program. All around resistance to pests and diseases allows significant reduction in the number of phytosanitory treatments necessary. Through Gala, Initial's ancestors include Cox's Orange & Golden Delicious; through Redfree, Jonathan, Rome, and Wealthy. 


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant

Fruit Uses & Storage

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Fruit Appearance

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Fruit Origins

Parentage: Gala x Redfree
Origin: INRA Angers
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The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 9
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 15 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: B.118 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Very Resistant
Fireblight: Very Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Very Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Triploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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