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Ontario apple

Malus domestica
Very good eating, juice and cooking apple. Medium-large fruit with green skin flushed and striped red. Flesh fine textured, very juicy, sprightly and aromatic.

Ontario apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Ontario

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

  • USDA watercolor image of Malus domestica: Ontario
  • USDA watercolor image of Malus domestica: Ontario

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

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  • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
  • Parentage: Wagener x Northern Spy
  • Originates from: Paris, Ontario, Canada
  • Introduced: 1820
  • Developed by: Charles Arnold
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1923-058


  • Country of origin: Canada
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Awards: RHS AM
  • Alleles: 1
  • Alleles: 8


  • Picking season: Very late
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Food uses: Culinary
  • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


  • Flowering group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

Where to buy trees

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Where to buy fresh fruit

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  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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