Orion


'GOLDEN DELICIOUS' X 'OTAVA'. COMMUNITY PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS EU 16765 DATED 30.01.2006, U.S. PLANT PATENT PP 19,276 DATED 30.09.2008

Tree

 

Triploid, strong growth, wide, medium internode distance.

 

Abloom

 

Medium-early, good and regular flowering.

 

Harvest

 

 

Beginning of October, with ‘Golden Delicious’, no fruit-thinning necessary. Many fruits hang individually.    

 

Fit to eat

 

3 weeks after harvesting.

 

Yield

 

Early, good and regular.

 

Storability

 

In a natural cellar: until the beginning of March.

 

Fruit

 

 

 

Large, height-width ratio is 0.85, medium-long, some rough patches around the stem and cup groove, colouring: green-yellowish, sometimes a slightly red cheek, flesh: yellow, firm, crunchy, fine-grained, very juicy, very good, complex and striking aroma combining sugar and acid (Brix 16.1%). 

 

Diseases

 

Scab (V f) resistant, mildew tolerant. 

 

Comment

 

Suitable for organic production. Probably primarily in cool regions. When intensively cultivated, fruits may be outsized. One-time harvest. Excellent taste.