Skip to main content

Florina Apple on G.11 (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. The flesh is dense, crisp, and juicy, with a very sweet, uncomplicated flavor. 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.

Order Your Trees

Select a shipping year

Select a grade

$29.25

2 in stock
Quantity
Best Pricing

Log in to your account to access the best pricing based on your past purchases; also see wholesale information

Tree Grading

Grade is a measure of tree size at time of sale, with Grade 0 being the biggest; see pricing & grading

Custom Trees

For large orders to be delivered in future years, or for trees from your cuttings, you can order custom trees

Need Help?

Contact us


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. The flesh is dense, crisp, and juicy, with a very sweet, uncomplicated flavor. 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.


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.11 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% 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 (25% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Florina Apple on G.11. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

Tree Ships Currently in Stock
Honeycrisp Apple on G.11 2022 694
Harrison Apple on G.11 2022 668
Pixie Crunch® Apple on G.41 2022 531
Winecrisp™ Apple on G.11 2022 426
Virginia Crab Apple on G.11 2022 325
Porter's Perfection Apple on G.11 2022 313
Enterprise Apple on G.11 2022 286
Crimson® Topaz CV. Apple on G.41 2022 278
Winecrisp™ Apple on M.9-337 2022 251
Newtown Pippin Apple on G.11 2022 237
Honeycrisp Apple on G.41 2022 232

See all pollination matches for Florina Apple on G.11






Featured Products

A few things we're loving right now...

Historic American Fruit Trees

These apples and pears were grown in North America during the Colonial Era and through the time of the American...

Winecrisp™ Apple on G.11

A beautiful purple, late-season, disease-resistant dessert apple.

Flemish Beauty Pear on OHxF 87

A hardy pear with exceptionally good flavor.

Backyard Fruit Trees

Looking for easy-to-grow trees for your home orchard? Choose from these apple, peach, pear, plum, and cherry varieties that...