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Criterion apple

Larger fruit with dark red skin underlaid with stripes. Crisp pure white flesh resists browning when cut. Tart tangy flavor. Dessert quality. Excellent for eating out of hand, cooking, and cider.

Visitor reviews

  • 23 Jun 2015  Jerry Gleason,  WA, United States
    OP has the parentage incorrect and origin incorrect; or else the name "Criterion" equivocates. The Criterion is a chance seedling, from WA. Criterion has the distinctive shape of Red Delicious; other parents likely Winter Banana, Golden or Yellow Delicious.
  • 25 Oct 2013  Don Mccourt,  NEW YORK, United States
    Great tasting apple! Browns quickly when eaten fresh. The tree has been in the ground for 7 years and this is the first year I have decent apples.Lots of sooty blush and flyspec this year
  • 17 Oct 2013  Monique Reed,  TEXAS, United States
    Are you sure the features info is correct? This apple is a chance seedling from Washington, with supposed Red and Yellow Delicious and Winter Banana heritage
  • 14 Jan 2013  Scott Alfieri,  NY, United States
    pretty apple, excellent taste

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2009 season

  • 18th May  2009  - tree owned by Jeanne in Kalkaska, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2013 season

  • 2nd week April  2013  - tree owned by Katrina in Nelson, New Zealand

2009 season

  • 3rd week August  2009  - tree owned by Jeanne in Kalkaska, United States


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: McIntosh x Ben Davis
  • Originates from: New York, United States
  • Developed by: New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, NY
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1665
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1976-077

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