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Freyberg Apple on G.41 (Spring 2022)


A highly-flavored Cox's cross from New Zealand. Also known as Freyburg.

This tree is upright, of moderate vigor, and needs thinning to maintain annual bearing. It is very susceptible to fireblight and slightly resistant to scab.

Freyberg is a cross of Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious with a modest appearance; it is medium sized, greenish yellow, and slightly russeted. One bite into this demure apple, however, will startle and confound your unsuspecting taste-buds. The crisp, fine-grained flesh has an aromatic flavor with distinct notes of banana and spice. I compare it to a well-made Italian custard, with baked caramel flavors enlivened by notes of cardamom and anise. "Complex" doesn't even begin to describe Freyberg. The flavor intensifies in storage, but these apples only keep for a month or two.

The cross of Cox's and Golden Delicious was made in 1934 by J. H. Kidd, a New Zealand apple breeder who also bred Gala and Kidd's Orange Red. He died before Freyberg was commercially released in 1958, but he did name this apple after Lord Bernard Freyberg, a highly decorated soldier and military leader in WWI and WWII, a world-class athlete, and the Governor-General of New Zealand from 1946-1952.

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This tree is upright, of moderate vigor, and needs thinning to maintain annual bearing. It is very susceptible to fireblight and slightly resistant to scab.

Freyberg is a cross of Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious with a modest appearance; it is medium sized, greenish yellow, and slightly russeted. One bite into this demure apple, however, will startle and confound your unsuspecting taste-buds. The crisp, fine-grained flesh has an aromatic flavor with distinct notes of banana and spice. I compare it to a well-made Italian custard, with baked caramel flavors enlivened by notes of cardamom and anise. "Complex" doesn't even begin to describe Freyberg. The flavor intensifies in storage, but these apples only keep for a month or two.

The cross of Cox's and Golden Delicious was made in 1934 by J. H. Kidd, a New Zealand apple breeder who also bred Gala and Kidd's Orange Red. He died before Freyberg was commercially released in 1958, but he did name this apple after Lord Bernard Freyberg, a highly decorated soldier and military leader in WWI and WWII, a world-class athlete, and the Governor-General of New Zealand from 1946-1952.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Cox's Orange Red x Golden Delicious
Origin: New Zealand
Introduced in: 1958
Introduced by: J. H. Kidd

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Oct 06 (approximate, in New York State) + 21 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? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Susceptible
Apple Scab: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Freyberg Apple on G.41. 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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