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Quinte apple

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

USDA identification images for Quinte

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

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

    Tree register



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


    • Country of origin: Canada
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999


    • Picking season: Early
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Juice


    • Flowering group: 2

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Quinte:

    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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