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Orin apple

Last updated 22 Oct 2012.

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Current rating: 3.8 out of 5. Total votes cast: 10

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20 Jul 2018 
There is an orchard it's in the Okanagan, British Columbia who grows them. Can often get them at the local farmers markets or the Urban Harvest bin delivery company in Kelowna, BC. They are heavenly! Even tried to find the orchard to get a cutting and grow my own, but couldn't.

03 Nov 2013 
I was able to buy these apples in both the commissary, and in the local farmer's markets. I don't know what they taste like in the US but here in Japan, they are fabulous. Texture is like a Honey Crisp, but sweeter.

24 Feb 2013 
I got a few of these apples at the local market. They were exceptionally sweet with noticeable honey and tropical overtones. Not much balancing acid. The flesh was firm with a "soft" crunch, kind of like a golden delicious before it goes mealy. People who love very sweet apples will want to try this one.

26 Jan 2013 
Sweet, juicy. Might be good to use as a base for cider.

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Yellow skin is blushed red-orange and dotted with conspicuous white lenticels. Sweet, very honeyed, pale yellow flesh, but of little taste or acidity of fruit. Shares same parentage as Mutsu.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Indo x Golden Delicious
  • Originates from: Japan
  • Introduced: 1940s
  • Developed by: Aomori Apple Research Station?
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1821
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1981-117


  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Gold


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Late season


  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer

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