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FrostbiteTM apple

Last updated 30 Jan 2017.

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Current rating: 3.8 out of 5. Total votes cast: 4
 

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18 Oct 2017 
I've never tasted an apple quite like this one. The crisp tart/sweetness reminds me of a caramel apple.


08 Oct 2017 
Sweet snacking apple



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One of the first varieties developed by the University of Minnesota, but only released around 2008. Previously known as MN 447. Frostbite has played an important role in the development of many other cold-hardy varieties.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1921
  • Developed by: University of Minnesota
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 3932

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Fruit size: Medium

Using

  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949

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Fruit tree register

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 4th June  2017  - tree owned by fendwick in Bemidji, United States
  • 30th May  2017  - tree owned by fendwick in Bemidji, United States

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