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Splendour apple

A popular commercial apple variety in New Zealand.

Splendour identification images

USDA identification images for Splendour

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.

    Offspring of this variety


    Visitor reviews

    • 27 Sep 2014  NORTHLAND, New Zealand
      It's been a very long time since I have eaten this apple but have always remembered its size, texture, juiciness and weight. As a previous reviewer commented - 'they won't keep well' - totally agree, they didn't have time to deteriorate. It is interesting to note that this apple is (?only) available in the South Island. In the 1960's we used to buy this apple in 20kg bags from a place called Karapiro, south of Hamilton. If I could purchase this tree for my Parents' homestead and for our moko's (grandchildren), then they would appreciate a truly DELICIOUS apple.
    • 06 Dec 2012  NSW, Australia
      My mum had a Splendour Apple tree, along with 3 other varieties but Splendour was by far the best apple I ever ate! I never saw it in the shops but always remember it's incredibly crisp, juicy, white flesh, bright pink skin and sweet 'honeyied' flesh often around the core. I'd love to be able to try one again.
    • 14 Apr 2012  TASMANIA, Australia
      OUR TREE IS AN ESPALIERED 4Y/O 2012 IS ITS FIRST GOOD CROP ABT 36 APPLES ALL XXOS IN SIZE CRISP AND SWEET WITH VERY LITTLE CORE THEY WONT KEEP WELL COS WE WILL EAT THEM
    • 18 Nov 2010  NEW PLYMOUTH, New Zealand
      Further info. Introduced 1964 Discovered originally in a garden at Napier, New Zealand by Charles Roberts in 1948.
    • 18 Nov 2010  NEW PLYMOUTH, New Zealand
      Probably the best feature of this apple is the fact that it keeps so well over winter. Beautiful, large carmine red apple with creamy, very crisp flesh. Sweet tasting and very low acid. Ripens late and holds on the tree well. Unfortunately found to bruise fairly easily in transit which has affected it's commercial sales and plantings. A chance seedling found in Napier, NZ 1964

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2013 season

    • 4th week April  2013  - tree owned by Katrina in Nelson, New Zealand

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Unknown
    • Introduced: 1950s

    Growing

    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Diploid

    Identification

    • Country of origin: New Zealand

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Splendour apple trees for sale:

    • Cummins Nursery
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    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Splendour:

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