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Blondee™ Apple on G.214 (Spring 2024)


A yellow Gala sport with a delicious and mild flavor. Also known as McLoughlin Gala.

The Blondee™ tree behaves much like its parent, Gala. It responds well to thinning and pruning, and it shares Gala's susceptibility to fireblight. It is likely that it has also inherited susceptibility to scab, powdery mildew, and cedar-apple rust. It ripens a few days before Gala.

An early, attractively yellow apple that will keep well in storage for two-three months, Blondee™ was discovered as a chance sport of Gala. It ripens early and it has crisp, white flesh with a mild, low-acid flavor. Tasters find hints of melon, green banana, and honey. Blondee™ is a great apple for the home orchard or for U-pick operations, where it will provide an appealing, sweet treat that the kids will love.

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The Blondee™ tree behaves much like its parent, Gala. It responds well to thinning and pruning, and it shares Gala's susceptibility to fireblight. It is likely that it has also inherited susceptibility to scab, powdery mildew, and cedar-apple rust. It ripens a few days before Gala.

An early, attractively yellow apple that will keep well in storage for two-three months, Blondee™ was discovered as a chance sport of Gala. It ripens early and it has crisp, white flesh with a mild, low-acid flavor. Tasters find hints of melon, green banana, and honey. Blondee™ is a great apple for the home orchard or for U-pick operations, where it will provide an appealing, sweet treat that the kids will love.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Gala sport
Origin: Portsmouth, Ohio
Introduced in: 1998
Introduced by: Tom and Bob McLaughlin

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 500
Ripening date: Aug 25 (approximate, in New York State) 21 days before McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.214 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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
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 Blondee™ Apple on G.214. 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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