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Medaille D'Or Apple on B.118 (Spring 2023)


A traditional French and English vintage cider apple.

This tree is moderately vigorous, spreading, and large. It is highly productive, but like most cider apples, biennial tending. It is very susceptible to fireblight and somewhat resistant to scab. Medaille d'Or blooms very late, and care should be taken when selecting a pollenizer. This apple is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Medaille d'Or ("Gold Medal") is a small, yellow apple that is burnished with a fine russet. The yellowish flesh yields a rich, aromatic, high tannin and high sugar juice that is suitable for a single-variety cider; it is a full bittersweet. Ripening mid-October, the fruit cannot be stored for more than a few weeks before pressing. (Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.82; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.32; pH: 4.09; SG: 1.059; oBrix 14.9.)

This tree was first propagated in 1865 by a Monsieur Godard, nurseryman at Bois Guillaume, near Rouen, France. It was brought to England in the 1880s.

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This tree is moderately vigorous, spreading, and large. It is highly productive, but like most cider apples, biennial tending. It is very susceptible to fireblight and somewhat resistant to scab. Medaille d'Or blooms very late, and care should be taken when selecting a pollenizer. This apple is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Medaille d'Or ("Gold Medal") is a small, yellow apple that is burnished with a fine russet. The yellowish flesh yields a rich, aromatic, high tannin and high sugar juice that is suitable for a single-variety cider; it is a full bittersweet. Ripening mid-October, the fruit cannot be stored for more than a few weeks before pressing. (Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.82; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.32; pH: 4.09; SG: 1.059; oBrix 14.9.)

This tree was first propagated in 1865 by a Monsieur Godard, nurseryman at Bois Guillaume, near Rouen, France. It was brought to England in the 1880s.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Rouen, France
Introduced in: 1860s
Introduced by: M. Godard

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: B.118 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Susceptible
Apple Scab: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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Honeycrisp Apple on B.118 2023 8
Binet Rouge Apple on B.118 2023 7

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