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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

  • 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
  • 14 Jan 2013  Scott Alfieri,  NY, United States
    pretty apple, excellent taste

Tree register

United States

New Zealand

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

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States


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