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State Fair apple

Last updated 16 Oct 2014.

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Current rating: 3.9 out of 5. Total votes cast: 7

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20 Sep 2016 
I love this apple. Beautiful red striped fruit of great size, very good flavor, very juicy, quite tart for a dessert type apple. Too tasty to cook with or make sauce but I wouldn't hesitate to make cider of it.

06 Sep 2014 
tree is 6 years old 7 or 8 pounds this fall (sept 5)- firm fruit, tartish, good snack 2 1/2"

23 Sep 2013 
This apples is sooooo good - where can I buy one to plant?

10 Sep 2011 
An acceptable early apple.

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Fruit is round, conic, medium sized. Fruit is brilliantly striped with reddish orange over a yellow background. Creamy flesh is firm, juicy aromatic and sweet and firmer than most early varieties. Moderately subacid flavor. Excellent for fresh eating. Keeps well for a summer apple.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Mantet x Oriole
  • Originates from: Excelsior, United States
  • Introduced: 1979
  • Developed by: University of Minnesota
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1924
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1984-027


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks


  • Flowering period: Early season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency


  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters


  • Fireblight  - Very susceptible

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References and further reading about this variety

  • University of Minnesota  

State Fair identification photos from official fruit collections

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • 20th April  2012  - tree owned by Chuck in WORTHINGTON, United States

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2012 season

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