In Latvia – late season
Fruits medium or larger, globose conical or oblong, smooth, yellow with orange blush; part of fruits without blush. Lenticels conspicuous, greyish. Without thinning fruits may be small. Skin thin, greasiness low.
Harvest about the same time as ‘Ligol’, in LV - beginning of October. Rather short harvest window. If picked early, shrivel in storage. If picked late, may develop watercore, lenticel spot, sooty blotch.
Stores 6...7 months or longer in common storage. Suitable also for ULO storage.
Long or medium, medium thick
Stalk cavity : medium deep or deep, medium wide russet weak or medium.
Open, large, sepals long.
Eye basin : medium deep or deep, medium wide.
cream yellow, firm, crisp, juicy.
Brix : 13 %
Flavour : subacid, aromatic, good to very good.
Firmness : (at harvest) 7 kg/cm2
Seed locules : open or semi-open
Titrable acids : 0.5...0.7 %
About the cultivar
Origin: Kazahkhstan, open-pollinated seedling of ‘Reinette d’Orleans’, 1962.
Use : dessert, processing (especially good for puree).
Tree : medium vigour, tendency to form an upright crown; needs spreading of branches and maintenace of strong new growth
Winterhardiness : in Latvia good
Disease tolerance : good
Type of production : highly productive, tends to become biennial, needs fruit thinning