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State Fair apple


Fruit is round, conic, medium sized. Fruit is brilliantly striped with reddish orange over a yellow background. Creamy flesh is firm, juicy aromatic and sweet and firmer than most early varieties. Moderately subacid flavor. Excellent for fresh eating. Keeps well for a summer apple.


State Fair identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 20 Sep 2016  David M. Taylor,  WI, United States
    I love this apple. Beautiful red striped fruit of great size, very good flavor, very juicy, quite tart for a dessert type apple. Too tasty to cook with or make sauce but I wouldn't hesitate to make cider of it.
  • 06 Sep 2014  Judy,  ALASKA, United States
    tree is 6 years old 7 or 8 pounds this fall (sept 5)- firm fruit, tartish, good snack 2 1/2"
  • 23 Sep 2013  Linda Burkhard,  MN - RAMSEY, United States
    This apples is sooooo good - where can I buy one to plant?
  • 10 Sep 2011  Allison Stolz,  MINNESOTA, HENNEPIN, United States
    An acceptable early apple.

Tree register

United States

Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • 20th April  2012  - tree owned by Chuck in Worthington, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • 2nd week September  2018  - tree owned by Beth in POCATELLO, United States
  • 2nd week August  2018  - tree owned by Brooke in Madelia, United States

2013 season

  • 4th week August  2013  - tree owned by Charley in Grantsburg, United States

2011 season

  • 4th week August  2011  - tree owned by Jim in Moorhead, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Mantet x Oriole
  • Originates from: Excelsior, United States
  • Introduced: 1979
  • Developed by: University of Minnesota
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1924
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1984-027

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks

Growing

  • Flowering period: Early season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


Offspring of this variety


Diseases

  • Fireblight  - Very susceptible




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