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Florina apple

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

Florina apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Florina

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Offspring of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 15 Sep 2019  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  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 - Apple
    • Parentage: 612-1 x Jonathan
    • Originates from: Angers, France
    • Developed by: Station de Recherches d'Arboriculture Fruitiere, Angers
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1978-342


    • Country of origin: France
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Popularity: Best sellers
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Discoloration of fruit: Slightly oxidising (browns slowly)
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Fruit persistence: Persistent
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Picking period: mid-October
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Pollinating others: Good
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Vigorous
    • Precocity: Precocious
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer
    • Organic culture: Suitable
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Very resistant
    • Powdery mildew: Some resistance
    • Fire blight: Some resistance
    • Woolly aphid: Some resistance
    • Cedar apple rust: Some susceptibility

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Florina apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Florina:

    United States


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