Friday, September 5, 2014

Apples :: State Fair

Early Season • Sweet-tart

Ripens
Mid-Late August

Characteristics
Firm, juicy, white flesh that is sweet and aromatic, with a subtle tartness. Round, medium sized fruit, stripped with a red-orange color, over a yellow background. Ripens mid-late August. Excellent for fresh eating, as well as cooking.

State Fair apples.
History
Introduced in 1977, by the University of Minnesota.

Parentage: Mantet x Oriole. Offspring: Zestar!.

Storage
2-4 weeks

Notes
We have five State Fair trees at the Augustine Orchard. This variety is prone to biennial bearing, alternating between higher and lower yields.

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