All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Florina apple

Medium to large. Very attractive purple-red over yellow. Medium firm. Aromatic. Keeps well.

Florina identification photos

©Copyright ARS GRIN

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
©Crown Copyright more >

  • Florina apples
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

  • Florina apple
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

  • Florina
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

Visitor reviews

  • 15 Sep 2019  Mboucher,  BC, Canada
    Large, very juicy, and crisp, with highly variable brix/acid ratio. Decent fresh eating apple. Seems like a larger, highly crisp Mac.
  • 08 Oct 2012  Carolyn,  BRIT. COLUMBIA, Canada
    We have this tree in our garden, and it produces large crops of crisp, bland, dry-fleshed apples that are a disappointment every time we eat one. The tree is healthy and vigorous, and we got it to replace a previous Florina which developed canker. The first tree had fabulous apples: juicy, sweet/tart, crisp, so at best the flavour is unreliable.

Tree register

United States


  • Pat in Hamilton, ONTARIO


Harvest records for this variety

2011 season

  • September  2011  - tree owned by John in New Market, United States


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: 612-1 x Jonathan
  • Originates from: Angers, France
  • Developed by: Station de Recherches d'Arboriculture Fruitiere, Angers
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1694
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1978-342


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Vigour: Large
  • Precocity: Precocious


  • Climate suitability: Warm climates
  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

Offspring of this variety


  • Scab  - Very resistant
  • Mildew  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Some resistance
  • Cedar apple rust  - Some susceptibility


  • Woolly aphid  - Some resistance

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States


©2019 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.

You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.