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SmittenTM apple

Smitten is a modern apple variety, developed in New Zealand, but closely related to some popular modern English varieties - Fiesta and Falstaff, as well as Gala and Braeburn.

Given its parentage it is not surprising it has good keeping qualities - Fiesta, Gala, and Braeburn all store very well.

Smitten is the trademark, the cultivar name is PremA17.

Visitor reviews

  • 03 Dec 2017  Nicole,  GA, United States
    Superb. If you like fuji-types, you'll like this
  • 02 Nov 2017  John Weber,  PA, United States
    Tastes like a brighter, slightly crisper honeycrisp to me. A superlative apple for eating fresh.

Tree register

We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Falstaff X Fiesta sibling and Braeburn X Royal Gala
  • Originates from: New Zealand
  • Introduced: 1995
  • Developed by: Plant & Food Research
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 4447


  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush
  • Fruit size: Medium


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

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