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Gala Schniga®

Gala Schniga®
Gala Schniga®

Origin: It belongs to the Gala variety group.

Conduct of the tree: It is a variety of big growth, that's why it is grafted to nano-dwarf rootstocks and especially to M9.

Pole vaulters: Golden Smoothee, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji KIKU (Brak).

Fruit: Its appealing red stripped colour, combined with its distinctive taste, make this variety among those with very high taste standards. It does not get sunburnt and it is considered as a very good choice for the plain apple cultivational zones. 

Harvest: Around the middle of August, when the sugar levels approach 13ο brix. Other features: A variety in which the average fruit size exceeds the 80mm. It has the quality of conservation. Due to its advantage of precocity, it is one of the most financially productive varieties.  

 

Red Cap® Valtod (S)

Red Cap® Valtod (S)
Red Cap® Valtod (S)

Origin: It comes from the U.S.A.

Conduct of the tree. It is a tree of medium growth that resembles that of Redchief. It is more vigorous than Superchief Sandidge. It is recommended to be grafted to M26 and MM106 rootstocks.

Pole vaulters: It can be pollinated to the varieties of the Gala group, to Granny Smith, Fuji and Golden. 

 Fruit: Classical, oblong with vivid outgrowths- offshoots on the lower part. It obtains its colour by 100%, very early, even on low altitude without getting sunburnt.

Harvest: It obtains the harvesting criterion 5 days earlier than Redchief.

 

Super Redchief

Super Redchief
Super Redchief

Origin: random choice from the Red Camspur variety. It was first found in Washinghton D.C. of the United States of America.

Conduct of the tree: spur type variety. In Greece it is recommended to be cultivated grafted to a M26 rootstock in all the cultivating apple systems.

Pole Vaulters: Golden Smoothee, Gala, Granny Smith.

Fruit: Particularly coloured. It gets its bright red colour early, much earlier than the familiar Redchief variety, therefore it is protected from sun burns. Its shape is the usual of the R.Delicious with its five outshoots on the lower part. The elongation of the fruit can only be accomplished with the use of hormones whenever the weather conditions aren't favourable.

Harvest: It ripens similtaneously with the familiar Redchief variety. Its premature colouring allows the earlier harvesting. But the desired sugar levels (11-12ο brix) are only reached at the same time as the Redchief variety, thus the fruit can be preserved.

 

Red Johnaprince

Red Johnaprince
Red Johnaprince

Origin: It belongs to the Johnagold family.

Conduct of the tree: Quite vigorous tree with rear branches with big green greyish leaves.

Pole Vaulters: Due to the fact that the variety is of tripartite type, it requires the existance of two more pole vaulters, the Golden Smoothee or the Fuji KIKU or the Granny Smith, with a variety of the Red Delicious team, i.e Red Cap. 

Fruit: Its size is large, vividly red, almost 90% of the total fruit. Sourish taste in combination with crunchy flesh.

Harvest: The fruit ripens around the 15th-20th September when the 13ο brix sugal level is reached, and the 8% acid. The flesh resistance, on the other hand, is around 6kg/cm2.

Other characteristics: The Jognagold variety is known for its sensitivity towards the Bitter Pit disease. Consequently, its cultivation is only suggested in semi- mountainous and mountainous regions.

 

Johnagold Decosta

Johnagold Decosta
Johnagold Decosta

Origin: It was first seen on a orchard in Hageland, in Belgium.

Pole Vaulters: Tripartite type variety. It requires the existence of 2 pole vaulters for a successful fertilization. The use of a variety of the red Delicious team like Red Cap, is necessary, as well as a Schniga, Fuji KIKU Fubrax or Golden variety.

Fruit: The fruit is picked earlier (5-7 days) in comparison to the harvesting time of the classical Johnagold. It is usually picked in 2 phases.

Other characteristics: It is a variety that bears fruit immediate with high efficiency. The 75% of the produced fruit is listed on the A' category.

 

 

 

Golden Delicious

Golden Smoothee
Golden Smoothee
Golden Reinders
Golden Reinders

The Golden group includes the Golden Smoothee, Reinders and B. varieties.

Origin: The Golden B. clone comes from the Netherlands, while the Golden Smoothee clone from the United States of America and are both random mutations of the Golden Delicious. Quite vivid tree and productive. The Golden Reinders clone is weaker in growth.

Pole Vaulters: Gala, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji.

Fruit: It is the well known yellow coloured one and fairly large in size. The Golden Smoothee and Reinders clones are not infected by rust, the first one is bright yellow while the second turns green while being collected and obtains its yellow colour while preservation process. In several Greek regions the fruit of the Golden B clone was observed to acquire rust, and in consequence a decrease in their trade force is noticed.

Harvest: All the Golden team clones are picked in mid September.

Other characteristics: The fruit is quite tasty and aromatic. Its skin is sensitive as it's prone to bruises so it requires careful treatment during harvesting. It would be a good idea to be planted in regions of no high humidity, preferably inclined as to avoid the occurance of fruit rust. 

 

Fuji KIKU® Fubrax (S)

Fuji KIKU® Fubrax (S)
Fuji KIKU® Fubrax (S)

Origin: From Aumori in Japan, a random mutation on a Fuji orchard.

Conduct of the tree: A vivid variety with big green-greyish leaves and speckles on the bark of the branches. It develops rear branches and it bears fruit particularly in thin branches and lambourdes.

Pole Vaulters: Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Golden, Gala.

Fruit: Of big size. It appears red stripes on the bark. Its flesh is particularly crispy, sweet flavoured and juicy.

Harvest: It ripens on the first 10 days of October. It is distinct that by the 15th of September the peal of the fruit is still green and it gets its red colour depending on the region.

Other characteristics: It is a variety of some tolerance to fusacladium. Its fruit is preserved quite well, without its characteristics being spoiled. It gets its red colour better in areas where there is tempereture difference between the day and the night of  12-14 °C, 15 days prior to harvest period. The highest the temperature interchanges between day and night, the brighter the obtained colour. The Fuji KIKU® Fubrax (S) fruit can be packed in the official crate of the variety with the KIKU trademark. This is legally binding in contracts by KIKU Hellas, the company which exclusively trades KIKU apples in Greece.

 

Granny Smith

Granny Smith
Granny Smith

Origin: It comes from Australia but it has rapidly spread throughout Europe due to its special agronomic characteristics.

Conduct of the tree: It is a quite vigorous and productive tree.

Pole Vaulters: Red Delicious, Fuji, Golden, Gala.

Fruit: Of big size, green with white speckles.

Harvest: When the variety has been grafted to a MM106 rootstock, it is picked approximately in mid-October. The use of nano-dwarf rootstocks, though, leads to precocity.

Other characteristics: It is particularly sensitive to iodium. If the fruit ripens a lot, while being stiil on the tree, then its colour turns to yellow or white because of sun exposure-if on M9 rootstock. On dense plantations, the use of anti hail nets is recommended. 

 


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