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Lodi apple

Last updated 01 Jan 2014.

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

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06 Nov 2013 
Lodis are grown here in Southern Illinois and the word we always used was "Tart" and that is with a capital "T". I would never select a Lodi to eat it, just wait a bit for Golden Delicious. On the other hand for an Apple Gallette? - throw the Golden Delicious out the window! My mom was born in Germany and she never baked the over sweet American pies. We always got European style Gooseberry, Rhubarb (definitely NOT that sickly sweet strawberry version) and of course Lodi apple tarts. Since Lodis are a short season just make a bunch of simple pies and freeze them. Months later when you want one, pull one from the freezer and bake it.


11 Aug 2013 
Very precocious, typically ready by 2nd week of July. Excellent for use in applesauce. Turns mealy quickly but right before full ripening not bad eating off the tree for a week or two if you don't mind the softer texture.


28 Jun 2013 
Been cooking this apple for over 50 years. From southern Ill. but can now purchase these apples from farmers market that comes to Chgo from Berrin Mich. Buy and slice them and put in freezer for fried apples or apple rolls


20 Oct 2011 
My first experience with this apple was about 30 years ago. My mother-in-law introduced me to it with her homemade applesauce. I just loved it ........don't think I've ever had better,the characteristic that I found so appealing was the fact that you also include the peel which cooks up soft and enhances the flavor and texture of the sauce. Although Lodis are not readily found in my area my husband and I always look for them in our travels.


01 Oct 2011 
This apple transplanted and grew extremely well. This is the first year I got a decent crop and I was disappointed. Whatever its qualities may be as cooking apple, it certainly lacks any redeeming qualities eaten off the tree. I found it to be mealy and insipid. I intend to pull it up and replace it with something else.


30 Aug 2011 
This is my favorite variety of apple to use when making applesauce. It cooks down to a smooth texture and does well when frozen (as sauce).



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An attractive yellow early-season apple with a sharp flavor, best used for cooking.

Lodi phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Montgomery x Yellow Transparent
  • Originates from: Geneva, New York, United States
  • Introduced: 1924
  • Developed by: New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1577
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1979-172
  • We are grateful to Brogdale Farm - home of the UK National Fruit Collection - for providing samples of this variety.

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Green

Using

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Very early season
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 1 week

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Early season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Large
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Gardening skill: Some skill needed
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • General disease resistance: Poor

Disease resistance

  • 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.

Lodi identification photos from official fruit collections

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