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Orin apple

Yellow skin is blushed red-orange and dotted with conspicuous white lenticels. Sweet, very honeyed, pale yellow flesh, but of little taste or acidity of fruit. Shares same parentage as Mutsu.

USDA identification images for Orin

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.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Siblings of this variety (same parentage)

    Visitor reviews

    • 10 Mar 2019  ONTARIO, Canada
      We started getting these here in Toronto from the orchard in British Columbia. They are my new favourite eating apple! They have almost no tang, and are wonderfully aromatic, sweet, crisp and juicy. Nature's candy.
    • 20 Jul 2018  KELOWNA, Canada
      There is an orchard it's in the Okanagan, British Columbia who grows them. Can often get them at the local farmers markets or the Urban Harvest bin delivery company in Kelowna, BC. They are heavenly! Even tried to find the orchard to get a cutting and grow my own, but couldn't.
    • 03 Nov 2013  JAPAN, United States
      I was able to buy these apples in both the commissary, and in the local farmer's markets. I don't know what they taste like in the US but here in Japan, they are fabulous. Texture is like a Honey Crisp, but sweeter.
    • 24 Feb 2013  CALIFORNIA, United States
      I got a few of these apples at the local market. They were exceptionally sweet with noticeable honey and tropical overtones. Not much balancing acid. The flesh was firm with a "soft" crunch, kind of like a golden delicious before it goes mealy. People who love very sweet apples will want to try this one.
    • 26 Jan 2013  WASHINGTON, United States
      Sweet, juicy. Might be good to use as a base for cider.

    Tree register

    United States

    New Zealand

    Harvest records for this variety

    2013 season

    • 2nd week April  2013  - tree owned by Katrina in Nelson, New Zealand


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Indo x Golden Delicious
    • Originates from: Japan
    • Introduced: 1940s
    • Developed by: Aomori Apple Research Station?
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1981-117


    • Country of origin: Japan
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange


    • Picking season: Late
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Orin:

    United States


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