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Quinte apple

Firm good quality early eating apple that ships well. Medium size, yellow, flushed red.

Quinte identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • Quinte
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Visitor reviews

  • 21 Oct 2011  Beth,  Canada
    this is one of the best apples you'll ever eat! Worth the trouble of finding it!

Tree register



  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Red Melba x Crimson Beauty
  • Originates from: Smithfield Experimental Farm, Trenton, Ontario, Canada
  • Introduced: 1964
  • Developed by: Agriculture Canada
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1854
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1965-009


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999


  • Cedar apple rust  - Some susceptibility

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States



  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as susceptible - control usually needed where CAR is prevalent.

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