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Chehalis apple



Flavor goes from tart to sweeter in a vary short timeframe, which makes this apple hard to judge its true ripeness.

Last updated 17 Oct 2011.

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Current rating: 3.4 out of 5. Total votes cast: 9
 

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05 Mar 2013 
In 1995 we bought some property that was and old Dairy.On this propertyit had 13 trees ,there is 2 Chehalis Apple trees. We have had alot of apples every.They do make great pies and great for eating. These trees are at least 60 years old.We do have clay soil. We do our one pruning and care. We were hoping to find some where to get some new young trees.these are so old that they do have hollow spots. Are there any new trees available? Thank you.


17 Sep 2012 
My Chehalis apple tree is about ten years old. It slowly gave a few more apples every year, and this year I had a great crop of big, juicy apples. I am still trying to figure out when to pick, but I think I got it right this year. The fruit has a nice tartness the first few days after picking, and develops more sweetness, but after 5 days the flesh starts to get soft. Great for pies when fresh, and later for applesauce, no sugar needed. I used some fruit tree fertilizer spikes in the spring, but don't do anything else to the tree except water it. Almost all 40 or so pounds were clean & pretty. I live in a low lying area near a lake, ground is quite wet in winter. I love my Chehalis apple tree.


05 Sep 2012 
The following link had interesting reading on the Chehalis. It mentions that there is no blushing ...but mine is blushing ...growing a young tree with only one apple on it this year. The link mentions it is slow to fruit ..but being the second year, I removed a lot of starts after the bloom. It's the 5th of Sept, 2012 ..haven't picked my lone apple yet ...trying to figure out the best time ..which looks to be soon. http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/14209/ec1334.pdf?sequence=1 They mention picking BEFORE the fruit turns completely yellow.


29 Aug 2011 
I like the chehalis, it can be tart if you pick too soon. I tried one today, 8 28 2011. very good, but 2 more weeks and they will be sweet. great apple pie stuff.


23 Jul 2011 
I would agree with Cris's assessment - while I have not personally tasted the Chehalis apple, I have a first hand report and have read many other reports that it is rather tart. Apparently, nurseries are advertising it as "sweet," while at the same time using a cut and paste to get and print their description of the apple - thus perpetuating what has become a myth. Two other misnomers are that the Chehalis apple was discovered as a chance seedling in 1957, while the best information I have is that it was discovered as a chance seedling in 1937, and that the variety is highly resistant to scab, which I believe to be a sales exaggeration. There are two write-ups on the Chehalis apple - one in the Journal of the American Pomological Society: Volume 21 Number 1 Article 7 Year 1967 Month 1 Title: The Chehalis Apple Author: C.D. Schwartze to which I have no access, and another in Apple Cultivars of South Sound, Robert A. Norton and Jacqueline King, (http://whatcom.wsu.edu/mgtemp/classes/home_orchards/eb1436.pdf) Which describes the Chehalis apple as "mild subacid," and agreeing with Chris that it doesn't last long on the tree. Incidentally, Norton and King's publication contains an excellent section on terms for properly describing an apple. Chris, thank you very much for your comments and advice on handling mildew in your area.


21 Jul 2011 
Chehalis is sweet? I have made apple pie and cider with this apple. On a good year, one apple can be a meal. But sweet? I have found it to be quite tart. Maybe it's my soil, but I have some doubts about that. This apple was grown in an area about sixty miles north from my location. They entire orchard was chopped down five years later due to mildew problems. I spent twenty years trying to solve this problem with my tree and I have finally had success. I would recommend this tree for an area that is not too damp and wet. But it can be grown in a wetter climate such as mine as long as you treat the tree with a mildew preventative just after the blossoms have set. If you want the tree to remain organic, try using the formula in "The Apple Grower." I think they use hydrogen peroxide. Personally, I have had success with "Immunox." I have a good crop almost every single year since I have started using this product. Harvest quickly! This apple does not stick around very long.



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Large greenish yellow apple, usually with a pink blush on exposed side. Resembles Golden Delicious in looks and flavor but larger, crisper and more elongated. Crisp, cream colored flesh. Medium-fine texture. Sweet, slightly honeyed, juicy eating and baking apple.

Chehalis phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Probably a Golden Delicious Seedling
  • Originates from: Near the Chehalis river, Oakville, WA, United States
  • Introduced: 1955
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1651
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1974-051

Identification

  • Flesh colour: White
  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Fruit size: Variable
  • Fruit size: Medium

Using

  • Harvest period: Early season

Chehalis identification photos from official fruit collections

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Chehalis identification photos from website visitors


Photo submitted by Cris Sherman
Photo submitted by Cris Sherman

Chehalis Apple
Chehalis Apple

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 15th May  2014  - tree owned by Jim in HALLSTEAD, United States

2013 season

  • 30th April  2013  - tree owned by Florian in Brush Prairie, United States
  • 25th April  2013  - tree owned by Cody in ROCHESTER, United States

2012 season

  • 9th May  2012  - tree owned by James in ESTACADA, United States
  • 7th May  2012  - tree owned by Florian in Brush Prairie, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2014 season

    2013 season

    • 3rd week September  2013  - tree owned by Eric in SEABECK, United States
    • 2nd week September  2013  - tree owned by Cody in ROCHESTER, United States

    2012 season

    • 2nd week October  2012  - tree owned by Robert in OAK HARBOR, United States
    • 1st week October  2012  - tree owned by James in ESTACADA, United States

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