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Splendour apple

Last updated 10 Jun 2010.

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Current rating: 4.3 out of 5. Total votes cast: 6
 

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06 Dec 2012 
My mum had a Splendour Apple tree, along with 3 other varieties but Splendour was by far the best apple I ever ate! I never saw it in the shops but always remember it's incredibly crisp, juicy, white flesh, bright pink skin and sweet 'honeyied' flesh often around the core. I'd love to be able to try one again.


14 Apr 2012 
OUR TREE IS AN ESPALIERED 4Y/O 2012 IS ITS FIRST GOOD CROP ABT 36 APPLES ALL XXOS IN SIZE CRISP AND SWEET WITH VERY LITTLE CORE THEY WONT KEEP WELL COS WE WILL EAT THEM


18 Nov 2010 
Further info. Introduced 1964 Discovered originally in a garden at Napier, New Zealand by Charles Roberts in 1948.


18 Nov 2010 
Probably the best feature of this apple is the fact that it keeps so well over winter. Beautiful, large carmine red apple with creamy, very crisp flesh. Sweet tasting and very low acid. Ripens late and holds on the tree well. Unfortunately found to bruise fairly easily in transit which has affected it's commercial sales and plantings. A chance seedling found in Napier, NZ 1964



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A popular commercial apple variety in New Zealand.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: New Zealand
  • Introduced: 1950s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1187
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1961-074

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

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Splendour identification photos from official fruit collections

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