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Northern Lights apple

Glossy, bright red fruit with slightly tart flesh. Good flavor.

USDA identification images for Northern Lights

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.

    Visitor reviews

    • 04 Sep 2018  PA, United States
      Very similar to McIntosh in flavor, shape, and Aroma. More precocious and not Hardy than McIntosh. Vigorous trees.

    Tree register

    United States


    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Haralson x McIntosh
    • Introduced: 1990
    • Developed by: New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, NY


    • Country of origin: United States

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