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Initial apple


Initial is an early/mid-season disease-resistant variety from France, related to Gala.


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Harvest records for this variety

2013 season

  • 3rd week March  2013  - tree owned by Katrina in Nelson, New Zealand

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Gala x Redfree
  • Originates from: France
  • Introduced: 1980
  • Developed by: Lespinasse, NRA Angers
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2079

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1 week

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

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

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


Diseases

  • Canker  - Some susceptibility
  • Scab  - Very resistant
  • Mildew  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Very resistant

Pests

  • Woolly aphid  - Some resistance


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