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
- 27 Sep 2014 Celia AllenNORTHLAND, New ZealandIt'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 TraceyNSW, AustraliaMy 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 EdhouseTASMANIA, AustraliaOUR 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 ParkerNEW PLYMOUTH, New ZealandFurther info. Introduced 1964 Discovered originally in a garden at Napier, New Zealand by Charles Roberts in 1948.
- 18 Nov 2010 Glenn ParkerNEW PLYMOUTH, New ZealandProbably 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
Harvest records for this variety
- 4th week April 2013 - tree owned by Katrina in Nelson, New Zealand
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Parentage: Unknown
- Originates from: Napier, New Zealand
- Introduced: 1950s
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1961-074
- Country of origin: New Zealand
- Flowering group: 4
- Ploidy: Diploid
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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:
- Apple Works, Trafalgar