Aromatic with a pleasing flavor, this chance seedling from British Columbia is fast becoming a breakout variety for growers. Fruit is medium to large with a creamy yellow background and pink blush on the sun-exposed side. Fruit is sweet and juicy. Now available to both U.S. and Canadian growers.
A solid blush strain of Cortland discovered in Waterville, Nova Scotia, Royal CourtTM is a whole limb sport of the popular McIntosh-Ben Davis cross. It bears deeper red color blushed with mahogany. The skin color is a dynamic contrast to the white, crisp flesh and grows on a vigorous, hardy tree.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 10049
A whole-limb sport of Empire discovered in Wolcott, New York. The fruit produces significantly brighter and redder than its parents and presents a 75-90% deep purplish-red color with creamy white flesh that is moderately sub-acid. The tree is vigorous, upright, and has good crotch angles.
An exciting new apple variety from Washington State University’s apple breeding program, this large apple has a crisp flavor and flesh that doesn’t brown when cut. It bears heavy annual crops with a wide harvest window and can usually be picked in one go. Cosmic Crisp® is a managed variety only licensed for Washington State growers. At this time, Van Well Nursery® is only accepting orders of this variety from commercial fruit growers.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 24210
Predicted by Grady Auvil to revolutionize the Fuji market, this sensational strain matures about six weeks ahead of standard Red Fuji sports yet produces a higher percentage of Washington Extra Fancy fruit. The fruit flavor, tree structure, and growth habit appear to be identical to other Red Fuji strains.
Fuji 216 cv.
Gibson Golden is a smooth-skinned selection of the Golden Delicious that appears to russet less than standard Golden. The tree is vigorous, productive, and easy to handle. Like standard Golden, the fruit is sweet and juicy and of excellent type. Gibson is the only strain of Golden Delicious Van Well Nursery® propagates.
Now comes the next generation of America’s earliest, best coloring Red Delicious, Scarlet Spur II. Although Scarlet Spur II finishes coloring about three days earlier than its parent, it has all the winning characteristics of the original – dark mahogany color, crisp white flesh, excellent fruit production, and outstanding type.
Washington State University’s initial release from its apple breeding program, Sunrise Magic® is a Gala and Splendour cross that harvests in late Red Delicious season, about a week later than Cosmic Crisp®. This new apple features a refreshing, crisp taste with flesh that is firm, crisp, and juicy. The apple is quite sharp at harvest, but sweetens in storage, where the fruit stores exceptionally well.
One-pick color is what you get with this high coloring Jonagold selection. The deep red hue shows on all apples, even the shaded fruit, at the same time and, in many cases, the coloring comes on earlier than other Jonagold sports. Like traditional Jonagold, Red Jonaprince has an excellent flavor, large size, and appears to store better than other strains of Jonagold.
Red Jonagold cv.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 11112
An improved sport of one of the most popular Red Delicious strains ever planted, Super Chief® has all the winning traits of its parent, Campbell Red Delicious, but colors 18 days earlier! The tree is extremely spurry, producing a compact tree that throws an abundance of fruit spurs. It starts coloring with a red stripe but by picking time, a brilliant red has evenly covered the fruit and just a hint of striping remains. In addition to its beautiful color, Super Chief® fruit is very typey.
A new limb sport of Cameo, this has all the winning traits of its parent — crisp, juicy, sweet-tart flavor, and outstanding storage quality — but comes in a brilliant, eye-catching, red-striped package. The dark red hue remains vibrant even when stored for a long period of time. The tree exhibits standard growth characteristics and is both vigorous and hardy. The fruit is large and has excellent type.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 19766
This popular variety is grown for both fresh market and processing. It is a Japanese cross of Golden Delicious and Indo. The large, yellowish-green fruit has pronounced lenticels and, at times, a soft orange blush. The flesh is crisp and creamy white and the flavor is sweet and good for eating out of hand or cooking. It stores very well. This variety should not be used as a pollenizer for other apples.
A proven strain for processors, Taylor Rome is a regular and heavy producer. The skin color does not bleed through to the flesh like other sports of Rome Beauty. The tree is a vigorous grower.
A cross of Honeycrisp and Fuji, EverCrisp® is a sweet, bi-color apple. The fruit is blushed red over a cream colored background with a crisp, pleasing texture. The tree appears to be moderately scab resistant, yields an even annual crop, and should be thinned accordingly and it can become bushy if not pruned properly.
MAIA 1 cv.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 24579
Snapp™ Stayman is named after Alfred Snapp, who discovered this variety in Winchester, Virgina. Its tart, juicy taste and crisp crunch make “Snapp” the perfect name for this apple. It is considered one of the reddest sports of this popular Southern favorite on the market today. This variety should not be used to pollinate other apples.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 11071
This fruit is medium to large with a greenish-yellow hue. The crispness and sweet-tart taste of the fruit makes it a fine dessert apple and its unique taste is perfect for processing or eating fresh. The tree is vigorous and spreading.
The name says it all. Arkansas Black is a dark, red-skinned apple hailing from the great state of Arkansas. This heirloom is a Southern favorite for its sharp, biting flavor. Similar to Winesap, Arkansas Black can be eaten fresh, made into cider, or used for processing.
The Red Fuji strain! Aztec is the No. 1 Red Fuji planted today with its red blush the standard color for all Red Fuji selections. Aztec is considered by many the best coloring Red Fuji on the market. The deep pinkish-red hue delivers in even difficult-to-color areas. The fruit maintains the sweet flavor and crisp crunch expected from the Fuji variety. The tree is similar in shape, growth habit, and production to other Red Fuji sports.
A bright, cherry red finish sets this Braeburn sport apart from other strains, you can literally see the difference on the tree! A full blush and good shape enhances the eye appeal of this apple. Redfield™ comes from New Zealand where they know a thing or two about Braeburn. This selection has all the juicy, sweet-tart flavor of other Braeburn strains and it colors better.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 17268
The Australian apple that became an American standard, Granny Smith is in a class all of its own. Apple lovers like it for its tart, crisp, and juicy flavor and firm texture. Growers like it for its outstanding keeping quality and excellent production and vigor. Granny Smith is used for both fresh pack and processing. The tree is extremely precocious and will set crops early in its life. This late maturing variety may not be suitable for growing areas with short seasons.
A new discovery hailing from New Zealand, this variety bears red blushed fruit with pure white flesh. Lady In Red is a sport of Cripps Pink. It produces lovely fruits with that balanced sweet-tart flavor that made Cripps Pink a worldwide sensation. Offered exclusively through North American INN, LLC.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 18787
An early maturing strain of the popular Cripps Pink apple that ripens two to three weeks earlier. It has all of the unique characteristics of Cripps: unique pink tone, sweet-tart taste, and crunchy flesh. Barnsby appears to be more stable than other early strains of Cripps and will allow growers to get a jump on this late-season favorite.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 21606
Pink Lady® is an Australian apple best known for its pink hue. The flesh is crisp and juicy with a biting sweet-tart flavor and the fruit has a unique conical shape. Pink Lady® is a commercially successful variety found on all grocery shelves. The first crops should be thinned off to improve vigor. It is a very late season apple and not well-suited for all areas.
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