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Splendour apple


A popular commercial apple variety in New Zealand.


Splendour identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 27 Sep 2014  Celia Allen,  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  Sasha Tracey,  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  Bryan Edhouse,  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  Glenn Parker,  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  Glenn Parker,  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
  • Originates from: Napier, New Zealand
  • Introduced: 1950s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1187
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1961-074

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

Offspring of this variety



Where to buy trees

The following fruit tree nurseries offer Splendour apple trees for sale:

  • Cummins Nursery
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Where to buy fresh fruit

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