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Solarina Apple on G.935 (Spring 2024)


A traditional semisharp cider apple from Spain.

Solarina is a medium vigor, upright tree that is highly precocious and productive. Its disease resistance is generally good; it is resistant to powdery mildew and scab. The bloom time is late and the ripening time is late October in NY state. Solarina has a tendency to biennialism.

This is an Asturian cider (sidra) apple, approved by The Regulatory Council of Origin Cider of Asturias. The fruit is a large, pale green apple streaked with red. The flesh yields a semisharp (semiácido) juice (pH ~ 3.5; TA ~ 5.3 g/L; Tannins ~ 1.3 g/L). (The traditional Spanish cider apple classifications are ácido, semiácido, dulce, amargo, ácido-amargo, amargo-ácido semiácido-amargo, amargo-semiácido, dulce-amargo. Solarina is used mainly in cider production in Spain, but it is also suitable for fresh eating.

Spanish cider apples have not yet been widely tested in the United States, but the native climate of these apples should be taken into consideration. Asturias enjoys abundant year-round rainfall, mild summers, and temperate winters. Costal winter temperatures are typically in the 50s and summer temperatures are in the 70s.

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Solarina is a medium vigor, upright tree that is highly precocious and productive. Its disease resistance is generally good; it is resistant to powdery mildew and scab. The bloom time is late and the ripening time is late October in NY state. Solarina has a tendency to biennialism.

This is an Asturian cider (sidra) apple, approved by The Regulatory Council of Origin Cider of Asturias. The fruit is a large, pale green apple streaked with red. The flesh yields a semisharp (semiácido) juice (pH ~ 3.5; TA ~ 5.3 g/L; Tannins ~ 1.3 g/L). (The traditional Spanish cider apple classifications are ácido, semiácido, dulce, amargo, ácido-amargo, amargo-ácido semiácido-amargo, amargo-semiácido, dulce-amargo. Solarina is used mainly in cider production in Spain, but it is also suitable for fresh eating.

Spanish cider apples have not yet been widely tested in the United States, but the native climate of these apples should be taken into consideration. Asturias enjoys abundant year-round rainfall, mild summers, and temperate winters. Costal winter temperatures are typically in the 50s and summer temperatures are in the 70s.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, cider, baking, storage
Cider classification: sharp
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Asturias, Spain
Introduced in:
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 25 (approximate, in New York State) + 10 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.935 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 12'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Apple Scab: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile?
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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