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Ard Cairn Russet apple

Last updated 18 Nov 2012.

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Current rating: 4.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 6
 

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11 Sep 2013 
I'd confirm the upright growth habit. We have one tree on MM111, which is 8 years old and fruiting for the previous 3 years, with light crops. It's supposed to be stored and at it's best in January, will put a few aside this year and see how sweet they get.


15 Jul 2011 
I've been growing this variety for a while, but unfortunately have lost two trees in the past due to the rootstock suffering from disease apparently brought with them from the nursery. I now have one doing well on MM111 rootstock. The tree has fairly good all-round disease resistance which should tolerate most growing regions. The tree forms very narrow branch angles which could make a very tall and narrow tree unless guided by good pruning in its early years. Recommended.


01 Jan 2010 
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An old apple variety from Ireland, with a flavor reminiscent of bananas.

Ard Cairn Russet phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Ireland
  • Introduced: 19th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1225
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1905-004
  • Some historical details taken with kind permission from 'The New Book of Apples' by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards , illustrated by Elisabeth Dowle, published by Ebury Press, 2002.

Identification

  • Bultitude apple group: 7. Flushed / striped, some russeting, sweet

Growing

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

Diseases

  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Mildew  - Some resistance

References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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