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Lobo apple


A McIntosh-style apple from Canada, generally believed to be better all-round than its parent.


Lobo identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 18 Sep 2016  Jody,  ONTARIO, Canada
    Tried this apple this week and do like it very much. It seems sweeter than the Mac which is my favorite. Goin g to make a pie to see how it turns out.
  • 13 Jan 2015  Robbie-Jayne,  ONTARIO, Canada
    They have Lobos at Burnham Family Farm Market in Cobourg ON...closed now until May 1st...but when the apples are ready they have many many different varieties!!...check them out!
  • 09 Sep 2013  Deb,  ONTARIO, Canada
    Lobo's are picking right now at Organics Family Farm in Markham
  • 10 Oct 2012  Vanessa Sosiak,  ONTARIO, Canada
    Lobo are so delicious! I can only get them in Quebec! Where can I purchase in Durham region?
  • 28 Sep 2012  Kris,  QUEBEC, Canada
    These apples are grown all around here and are great tasting. They aren't my favorite, but there is no denying they are a great all around apple. Any pies I make with them are exceptional. My relatives have a Lobo apple tree growing on their property which is at least 50 years old, if not older. The apples from it are so large, they're the size of softballs.
  • 02 Sep 2011  Susan Trott,  ONTARIO, Canada
    Lobo have been my favorite since I was a child 45 years ago. We used to drive down to Mont. St. Hilaire in the Townships of Quebec and pick bushels of them. The best are tart/sweet and give a very satisfying crunch. They are the best apples for pie, but I still love eating them right off the tree. We grow two trees organically -- no chemicals at all, so most of the apples go back to nature, but we usually get just enough off our young trees to share the bounty.
  • 10 Aug 2011  Bob Besner,  ONTARIO, Canada
    Best of all apples. Tasty, juicy, good for pies and sauce. Ready in late August. One orchard that has them is in Mountain, On.
  • 16 Nov 2010  Bruce,  CANADA, Canada
    absolute best eating apple
  • 21 Sep 2010  Elinor,  ONTARIO, Canada
    You can get this variety at Siloam Orchards which is northeast of Toronto. I believe they also sell trees.
  • 12 Sep 2010  Bob,  CANADA, Canada
    Where can I buy some of these trees ,or even seeds...?
  • 04 Oct 2009  Pamela Wile,  HALIFAX, NS, Canada
    I am just eating my first Lobo apple and I'm enjoying it very much. I had never heard of this variety until I saw them at the grocery store yesterday and was a little skeptical about liking them. I like them a lot - they do remind me of MacIntosh but I think I like them better. I wouldn't have thought that possible. I'll look for them more often.
  • 19 Sep 2009  Melanie,  OTTAWA, Canada
    There are orchards here in Ottawa and surrounding that have Lobo right now - they emerged just ahead of the traditional macs and are really good. Perfect size for little hands too.
  • 11 Sep 2009  Luda,  TORONTO, ONTARIO, Canada
    Question: How does this apple compare with the Macoun?
  • 11 Sep 2009  Jennifer Woodward,  ROCKLAND, ONTARIO, Canada
    I recently purchased a 1/2 bushel of Lobo apples from a local orchard. I'd never heard of this variety before but they are so lovely, no blemishes at all, that I decided to give them a try. My apple pies are fabulous using them. I'm making apple sauce this morning and I think it will be very good too. I highly recommend these now that I've tried them.
  • 27 Apr 2009  Donna Gaunt,  BELLEVILLE, ON, Canada
    I had these as a child from my grandparents apple orchard in Salem, ON (near Colborne). They were my favourite (Grandpa only had 3 trees of them). The orchard is long gone and I have never found them again. Crisp and sweet, empire is the closest I ever found.

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2011 season

  • June  2011  - tree owned by Susan in Ottawa, Canada

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Harvest records for this variety

2013 season

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

2011 season

  • 3rd week August  2011  - tree owned by Susan in Ottawa, Canada

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: McIntosh
  • Originates from: Canada
  • Introduced: 1898
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1196
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1979-171
  • We are grateful to Brogdale Farm - home of the UK National Fruit Collection - for providing samples of this variety.

Identification

  • Bultitude apple group: 6. Red flushed, smooth, sweet

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

Parents and other ancestors of this variety



Where to buy trees

The following fruit tree nurseries offer Lobo apple trees for sale:

  • Cummins Nursery
    United States  More >>

Where to buy fresh fruit

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References

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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