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FrostbiteTM apple

One of the first varieties developed by the University of Minnesota, but only released around 2008. Previously known as MN 447. Frostbite has played an important role in the development of many other cold-hardy varieties.


Visitor reviews

  • 18 Oct 2017  Sheila Sullian,  MN, United States
    I've never tasted an apple quite like this one. The crisp tart/sweetness reminds me of a caramel apple.
  • 08 Oct 2017  Katie,  TEXAS, Australia
    Sweet snacking apple

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2020 season

  • 28th April  2020  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

2017 season

  • 4th June  2017  - tree owned by fendwick in Bemidji, United States
  • 30th May  2017  - tree owned by fendwick in Bemidji, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2020 season

  • 2nd week October  2020  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Introduced: 1921
  • Developed by: University of Minnesota
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 3932

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
  • Flavor style (apples): Aromatic
  • Food uses: Eating fresh
  • Food uses: Juice
  • Juice style: Sweeter

Growing

  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Bearing regularity: Regular

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Fruit colour: Red - dark

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States





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