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SmittenTM apple



Smitten is a modern apple variety, developed in New Zealand, but closely related to some popular modern English varieties - Fiesta and Falstaff, as well as Gala and Braeburn.

Given its parentage it is not surprising it has good keeping qualities - Fiesta, Gala, and Braeburn all store very well.

Smitten is the trademark, the cultivar name is PremA17.

Last updated 04 Dec 2016.

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Current rating: 4.7 out of 5. Total votes cast: 10
 

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02 Nov 2017 
Tastes like a brighter, slightly crisper honeycrisp to me. A superlative apple for eating fresh.



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A typical modern fresh-tasting apple from New Zealand, related to Falstaff, Fiesta, Gala, and Braeburn.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Falstaff X Fiesta sibling and Braeburn X Royal Gala
  • Originates from: New Zealand
  • Introduced: 1995
  • Developed by: Plant & Food Research
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 4447

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush
  • Fruit size: Medium

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Good Fruit Grower  
  • Pipfruit News  

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