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Regent apple

Malus domestica
Medium size fruit. Bright red over yellow. Very pleasing flavor and texture. Honeyed, plenty of acidity, crisp, crackling, juicy flesh. Cooked keeps shape, light flavor, sweet, fruity. Delicately flavored. Fruits store into the winter.

USDA identification images for Regent

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

    Visitor reviews

    • 06 Sep 2013  PA, United States
      I have just found a new favorite apple! First year it produced in my organic heirloom apple orchard--and, wow, really delicious and crisp! Has just the right amount of sweet/tart tang, love it!
    • 01 Sep 2013  OH, United States
      Regent is my favorite apple. They're sweet, but not too sweet, like I think Red Delicious are. They're crisp, but not as crisp & hard-fleshed as Honeycrisp. I enjoy eating them--I use other varieties to cook with, but I save my Regents to simply eat. :)
    • 12 Dec 2012  WI, United States
      I was not impressed with the flavor for fresh use, just my opinion. However, I feel it makes the best apple pie I have ever eaten. Great apple for cooking.

    Tree register

    United States

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2014 season

    • 18th May  2014  - tree owned by Brenda in Marion, United States

    2013 season

    • May  2013  - tree owned by Brenda in Marion, United States

    2012 season

    • 22nd April  2012  - tree owned by Chuck in Worthington, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2013 season

    • 2nd week September  2013  - tree owned by Brenda in Marion, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Haralson x McIntosh
    • Originates from: United States
    • Introduced: 1963
    • Developed by: University of Minnesota
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1974-067


    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Flesh colour: Cream
    • Developer: University of Minnesota


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Juice style: Sweeter
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Picking month: October
    • Picking period: early October
    • Picking period: mid-October
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Slightly large
    • Precocity: Precocious
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average
    • Cedar apple rust: Very resistant
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Some susceptibility
    • Fire blight: Some susceptibility

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Regent:

    United States

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