SCAB RESISTENT APPLE VARIETIES

JULIA®

is an appealing, dark red summer apple from Holovoúsy and ripens at the same time as the Klarapfel - mid to late July. The flesh is medium to firm, yellowish, juicy, sweet with pleasant acidity, balanced aromatic. Julia can be stored for 3-4 weeks when being chilled and is a significant improvement to the "Weißer Klarapfel". Julia is scab resistant and slightly susceptible to mildew. The tree grows medium strong, broadly upright, with short internodes.

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Allegro®

Allegro is a cross between Julia x Ametyst from the Institute of Experimental Botany Prague (Strizovice - CZ) and is polygenic resistant to scab. It ripens at the end of July / beginning of August and stands out due to its particularly attractive pinkish-red colour. The fruit flesh is very juicy, fine-celled and crispy, well-balanced, sweet and with a very good taste. The yield is early, medium-high and regular. The tree grows weakly to moderately strong.

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REMO®

is the first five-fold-resistant apple variety from German cultivation: resistant to fire blight, mildew, scab and winter frost, as well as relatively resistant to blossom frost. They can be grown without fungicide spraying. Remo is a commercial apple (for must/ juice) that ripens at the beginning of September and, thanks to its high acidity, can be processed perfectly until October. Thanks to both qualities (resistance, fruit), Remo is also well suited for extensive fruit growing in the landscape. In sunny years and in more southern regions (wine climate) Remo develops interesting flavours, which also make it a dessert apple, at least in the cultivation of lovers.

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TESER

This autumn apple ripens in mid-September and will last until after Christmas if stored well. The fruit is medium sized, yellow with about 50% red covering colour; the flesh is firm, juicy and crispy with a very good aroma. The tree grows medium to strong and produces early and high yields. Due to its scab resistance and low susceptibility to mildew, TSR 29 T 219 is one of the most promising varieties in organic dessert fruit orchards and amateur fruit cultivation, where the aim is to be able to produce sufficient amounts with low but gentle spraying.


REGLINDIS®

Reglindis is a dessert and must apple maturing in mid-September that has an appealing red or red-cheeked colour; smooth; the pulp is fine, juicy, sweet-sourish;

Reglindis is also characterised by its resistance to scab and red spider, as well as its low susceptibility to mildew and fire blight. Fungicide savings of up to 80% are possible. It is equally suitable for intensive and integrated cultivation.

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RESI®

Resi is resistant to scab and very little sensitive to fire blight and mildew. Resi is only medium in size, but of excellent spicy taste, sweet with pleasant acidity and intense red colour. It is ready for harvesting at the end of September and can be stored until January/February. The tree grows weakly, blooms moderately early to medium-late, is a good pollinator and yields very abundantly.

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QUERINA® florina

is considered to be the most interesting variety of the first generation of resistance. Querina bears medium sized, attractively dark red coloured fruits. The flesh is juicy, harmoniously sweet and sourish with a fine apple aroma. It can be stored from the end of October until late in winter. The tree grows strongly, is slightly squarrose and provides medium yields. Querina is resistant to scab, less susceptible to aphids, but not resistant to mildew.

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REANDA®

Reanda is triple resistant to fire blight, scab and mildew. It is insensitive to blossom frost. The fruit is large with a carmine red top coat on yellow ground and slightly felty. The fruit flesh is juicy, fine-celled, aromatic with a favourable sugar-acid ratio. Reanda is a very promising and important enhancement to the re-assortment.

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REGIA®

is with its resistance to scab, fire blight and bacterial burns a new winter variety for integrated, environment-friendly cultivation methods in the cultivation of orchards and hobby gardens.

Regia brings medium to large, ripped apples with red colour on a yellow base. The flesh is crisp, juicy, fine-celled and sweet with a slight acidity. The tree grows weakly to moderately strong, loose, and delivers early and regular yields.

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REWENA®

Rewena has a fivefold resistance to scab, mildew, fire blight, bacterial burns and blossom frost (relatively). Rewena can be grown without fungicide spraying. The strongly carmine red-coloured winter apple (enjoyable from November to February) is aromatic, juicy, sour-sweet and has proven itself as a dessert apple and industrial variety. It is suitable for landscaping and organic fruit growing.

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REBELLA®

This multi-resistant winter apple Rebella is resistant against scab, fire blight, mildew and spider mites, brings large, brightly flamed red dessert apples. The flesh is crispy, with a very good, fine, sweet-sour taste. The tree grows moderately strong, broad, and yields very high, early and regular harvests.

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RED TOPAZ®

Red Topaz® is a particularly beautifully coloured type of Topaz® and is one of the most valuable varieties resistant to scab concerning taste. The fruit is medium in size, flattened spherical and yellow-orange with slightly reddened stripes. The skin is smooth, slightly greasy and rusty at the stern pit. The tree grows moderately strong, very thick and compact, upright, branches little but covers itself well with fruit. Red Topaz® produces early, medium-high yields and is largely self-thinning.


ADMIRAL®

is a new breed from the Institute of Experimental Botany Prague (Strizovice).

It is particularly distinctive for its enormous juiciness, even after a long storage period, and for its fruit size.

The fruit is mostly dark red coloured, sweet-sour, harmonious, aromatic, very juicy and very large. Admiral® can be picked at the end of September and can be stored for an unusually long time. It is resistant to scab (Vf, and polygenic base), tolerant to mildew and little susceptible to fire blight.

The tree blossoms moderately early, is triploid and produces medium-high yields. Due to its very strong growth, it is more suitable for poorer soils, weak rootstocks and organic farming. Measures against bitter pit are particularly recommended for young plants.


RELINDA®

Relinda is a yield-safe, aromatic winter apple, which was bred for processing due to its acidity, but also suprises during tastings as an acidic, sparkling dessert apple. Relinda is characterized by scab resistance. Relinda is sufficiently resistant to mildew and bacterial leaf blight. Its growth, paired with a noticeably healthy foliage, makes Relinda also predestined for fruit-growing in the countryside.

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ENTERPRISE®

is one of the latest scab resistant varieties from Perdue-University, USA. The fruit is 80 - 100 % red coloured and very attractive. The flesh is cream-coloured, firm and crispy; lively sour when ripe for harvesting and moderately sour after storage; very full, aromatic taste, juicy; the firm peel gives Enterprise a very long shelf life. Enterprise is also highly resistant to apple rust and fire blight, and is only moderately susceptible to powdery mildew.

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GOLDRUSH®

has a golden yellow colour with a slight reddening on the sunny side. The flesh is light yellow, very firm, very fresh and crisp. After one or two months of storage, Goldrush develops a full, excellent taste. Very good shelf life. Very pleasant growth and yield characteristics.

Goldrush is resistant to scab and very resistant to powdery mildew.

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CATS – Columnar Apple Trees

The origin of the columnar apple trees can be traced back to a random mutation of the apple variety McIntosh with a remarkably compact growth.

The columnar habitus is based on extremely short internodes and the side shoots transformed into fruit skewers. As a result, the fruit grows directly on the stem, which is largely free of side shoots and knots.

Initial experience with these "column trees" showed a very high yield, but inner and outer fruit quality were rather negative. With new breedings from East Malling, four new and improved varieties - Waltz, Bolero, Polka, and Maypole - came onto the market under the protected designation "Ballerina®". A very high susceptibility to scab and mildew, moderate storage properties and insufficient fruit quality for cultivation allowed many breeders worldwide to continue to crossbreed with new varieties of this interesting growth form.

Some interesting new varieties of dessert apples (proficats) are produced by Dr. Helmut Jacob from Geisenheim. You can read more about this under "News from Geisenheim". According to his experience, all these varieties are not susceptible to scab, mildew, cancer, mealy apple louse and other aphids and are therefore very suitable for organic farming:

SUNCATS®AK 74-25-96

Concerning shape and colour, it is similar to Pinova - reddish coloured; ripens at the end of August and has a long harvest season; good taste, mild acidity, can be stored for a limited period of time, good growth.

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STARCATS®AK 71-20-96

Is similar to Elstar when talking about form, colour and taste, start to colour brightly red early, solid fruit, firmly hanging, matures at the beginning of September, long harvest season, very good taste, suitable for long-term storage, climatically very robust, moderately vigorous growing.

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REDCATS®AK 76-102-96

similar to Gala in shape and colour, extensively red coloured, firm fruit, firmly hanging, matures in mid-September, long harvest season, very good taste, sweet and acidic, suitable for long-term storage, weakly growing.

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GREENCATS®AK 1-105-98

is similar to Granny Smith concerning shape and colour, green firm apple, very good taste, sweet, juicy, spicy, firmly hanging, matures in mid-September, very long harvest season, suitable for long-term storage, climatically very robust, medium vigorous growing.

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GOLDCATS® AK 75-48-96

is in shape and colour like Golden Delicious with a hint of red cheek, firm fruit, firmly hanging, matures at the end of September, long harvest season, very good taste, sweet, acid accentuated, suitable for long-term storage, climatically very robust, good growth.

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RED FLESHED VARIETIES FOR PROCESSING

POMFITAL®

is a red fleshed columnar apple (CATS), especially cultivated for the production of red apple juices. This scab and mildew resistant variety ripens in mid-September and produces small to medium-sized fruits (60-80g) with crimson peel and intense dark red, firm flesh, which makes it interesting for the production of particularly attractive red juices, jams, jellies and other products. The tree blooms medium-late, bright red with a high decorative value and produces very high and regular yields at an early stage.