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Arlet apple



Arlet is a modern Golden Delicious-style apple, developed in Switzerland.  It was patented in 1989, but the original cross between Golden Delicious (seed parent) and Idared was carried out in the 1950s.  In appearance it more closely resembles Idared, with a yellow skin color overlaid with large areas of red.  The flavor is pleasant and juicy, reasonably well balanced between sharp and sweet, but essentially mild.

Arlet was grown commercially on a limited scale in the 1970s, but is now primarily grown by gardeners.  It is probably more popular in the USA than Europe, and is known as Swiss Gourmet.

It ripens in early September, and keeps well - not surprising given that both Golden Delicious and Idared are noted for being long keepers.

Last updated 08 Jul 2011.

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Current rating: 4.3 out of 5. Total votes cast: 4
 

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26 Jan 2013 
Very nice apple. Slightly more sweet than tart, but overall, pretty good balance. Nice looking apple as well. I wouldn't hesitate to buy more just for eating.


01 Jan 2010 
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A sweet mid-season dessert apple, developed in Switzerland and related to Golden Delicious.

Arlet phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Golden Delicious x Idared
  • Originates from: Switzerland
  • Introduced: 1958
  • Developed by: Bernhard Krapf at the Swiss Federal Research Station, Wadenswill.
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1226
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1994-040

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Red

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3 Not confirmed.
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Precocity: Precocious

Disease resistance

  • Scab  - Some susceptibility
  • Mildew  - Some susceptibility
  • Cedar apple rust  - Very susceptible

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as highly susceptible - control always needed where CAR is prevalent.

Arlet identification photos from official fruit collections

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Arlet identification photos from website visitors


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The following Arlet trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • 5th May  2012  - tree owned by Florian in Brush Prairie, United States

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