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Florina apple

Last updated 31 Dec 2013.

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Current rating: 3.7 out of 5. Total votes cast: 3
 

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08 Oct 2012 
We have this tree in our garden, and it produces large crops of crisp, bland, dry-fleshed apples that are a disappointment every time we eat one. The tree is healthy and vigorous, and we got it to replace a previous Florina which developed canker. The first tree had fabulous apples: juicy, sweet/tart, crisp, so at best the flavour is unreliable.



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Medium to large. Very attractive purple-red over yellow. Medium firm. Aromatic. Keeps well.

Florina phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: 612-1 x Jonathan
  • Originates from: Angers, France
  • Developed by: Station de Recherches d'Arboriculture Fruitiere, Angers
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1694
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1978-342

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Vigour: Large
  • Precocity: Precocious

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Warm climates
  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Diseases

  • Scab  - Very resistant
  • Mildew  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Some resistance
  • Cedar apple rust  - Some susceptibility

Pests

  • Woolly aphid  - Some resistance

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

Offspring of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Agrointegral - Bulgaria  
  • NSW agriculture dept.  

Florina identification photos from official fruit collections

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  • Pat in HAMILTON, ONTARIO

Bulgaria



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