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Fireside apple

Last updated 31 Dec 2013.

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Current rating: 4.7 out of 5. Total votes cast: 3
 

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11 Nov 2014 
I love this apple. It makes wonderful pie because it holds its' slice


19 Oct 2014 
This apple is better than the famed Honeycrisp apple. I am currently looking for trees to plant at my house.


27 Sep 2014 
I used to work as an apple picker in Minnesota and remember that Fireside apples had a sort of oily or waxy feel to them. They were a late season apple.


20 Sep 2014 
We've had a fireside tree for years now and it produces a large crop each year. After the first frost they get much sweeter and make a great base apple for apple sauce (often mix with some Haralson).


14 Oct 2013 
This is a great apple! We have two trees. One trick is to have them stay on the tree long enough to sweeten at the first frost. That seems to really bless them with great flavor.


13 Feb 2013 
My grandfather had large apple orchard with many varieties, and most people agreed with me that the Fireside apple was the best. Yet, it is almost impossible to find, many growers swear there is no such apple called Fireside. (The Fools!)


28 Sep 2012 
My favorite. I've enjoyed this apple every fall for over 35 years and I start calling orchards by late September to find out the picking schedule.



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Large conical fruit. Green skin with scarlet stripes and sometimes a mottled orange flush. Crisp, sweet, juicy greenish white to yellow flesh. Excellent eating apple.

Fireside phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: McIntosh x Longfield
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1917
  • Developed by: Charles Haralson, Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1691
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1951-061

Using

  • Harvest period: Late season

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949

Relationships to other varieties

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Fireside identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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Fireside identification photos from website visitors


Fireside apple
Fireside apple


Fruit tree register

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The following Fireside 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

2014 season

  • May  2014  - tree owned by Ironwood in WEST CONCORD, United States

2013 season

  • 21st May  2013  - tree owned by Jeff in ELKO, United States

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