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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.

Also known as

  • Co-op 25

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 - Apple
    • Parentage: PCF 2-134 x PRI 669-205 (or 669NJ5)
    • Originates from: United States
    • Introduced: 2000
    • Developed by: PRI (Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Co Op)


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


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Juice style: Sweeter
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Fruit persistence: Ripens over a period
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Precocity: Precocious
    • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
    • Growth habit: Spreading / Flat-topped
    • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


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

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Very resistant
    • Cedar apple rust: Very resistant
    • Powdery mildew: Some resistance
    • Fire blight: Very susceptible

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Scarlett O'Hara apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Scarlett O'Hara:

    United States

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