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NY 35 Apple on MM.111 (Spring 2023)


A never-released, disease-resistant and robust cross of Liberty and Red Delicious. Also known as NY 73334-35, Bonkers.

This is a hardy, high-vigor tree that crops reliably and has excellent disease resistance–no control is needed for scab. Cornell notes that a number of its fruit develop parthenocarpically (without fertilization, therefore without seeds), and that this results in some irregularly shaped apples. It is not as precocious as Liberty or Empire.

NY 35 is a Liberty and Red Delicious cross that ripens after Red Delicious with a very lage, dark red fruit. It was never released by Cornell, but after we sent a tree to the organic orchardist Michael Phillips, he eventually named it Bonkers, which really is a perfect name for these wonky, delicious apples. He writes about this variety: "I have not seen one speck of scab on a single apple. . . . Flavor-wise, I describe Bonkers (= NY 35) as having a proper amount of 'puck' with juice and complexity part of the mix. It is that 'smooth acidity' that makes you feel you're eating a righteous apple. It tastes good picked just a tad early and really picks up those Empire fruity overtones when left to fully tree ripen." From Roger Chamberlain, Spokane: "It is one of the best looking trees in the orchard and one of our favorite all purpose apples." Duane Greene at the University of Massachusetts wrote: "I evaluated a number of NY scab resistant apples this year and this is probably the best. It ripens in mid October. It is large, extremely crisp and juicy and quite attractive with 80 to 90% red color. The acidity is fairly high and this may mask some of the flavor. Essentially, it is a good apple."

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This is a hardy, high-vigor tree that crops reliably and has excellent disease resistance–no control is needed for scab. Cornell notes that a number of its fruit develop parthenocarpically (without fertilization, therefore without seeds), and that this results in some irregularly shaped apples. It is not as precocious as Liberty or Empire.

NY 35 is a Liberty and Red Delicious cross that ripens after Red Delicious with a very lage, dark red fruit. It was never released by Cornell, but after we sent a tree to the organic orchardist Michael Phillips, he eventually named it Bonkers, which really is a perfect name for these wonky, delicious apples. He writes about this variety: "I have not seen one speck of scab on a single apple. . . . Flavor-wise, I describe Bonkers (= NY 35) as having a proper amount of 'puck' with juice and complexity part of the mix. It is that 'smooth acidity' that makes you feel you're eating a righteous apple. It tastes good picked just a tad early and really picks up those Empire fruity overtones when left to fully tree ripen." From Roger Chamberlain, Spokane: "It is one of the best looking trees in the orchard and one of our favorite all purpose apples." Duane Greene at the University of Massachusetts wrote: "I evaluated a number of NY scab resistant apples this year and this is probably the best. It ripens in mid October. It is large, extremely crisp and juicy and quite attractive with 80 to 90% red color. The acidity is fairly high and this may mask some of the flavor. Essentially, it is a good apple."


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Liberty x Red Delicious
Origin: New York
Introduced in:
Introduced by: NYSAES

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Oct 05 (approximate, in New York State) + 20 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: MM.111 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (85% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile?
Ploidy: Triploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (85% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of NY 35 Apple on MM.111. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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