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Scarlett O'HaraTM apple

Fruit is round-conic, full blushed red, sweet and juicy. Hangs extremely well to the tree and sugars increase greatly until early October.

USDA identification images for Scarlett O'Hara

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

    • 04 Sep 2016  NM, United States
      Excellent apple, although some say bland at picking and improves with storage, this one is great right off the tree. A little more complex than more common apples it is in the top 3 of 35 varieties we grow

    Tree register

    United States


    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: PCF 2-134 x PRI 669-205 (or 669NJ5)
    • Introduced: 2000
    • Developed by: PRI (Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Co Op)


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Heavy Poor fruit size if allowed to over-crop.
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavor style (apples): Sharper
    • Juice style: Sweeter


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Growth habit: Spreading / Flat-topped
    • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency


    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)


    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit colour: Red

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