Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

OREOLE APPLE TREE UPDATE

December 9, 1998

 

 

Tom Marshall provided some new information on his Oreole tree, which is topworked with 19 other varieties. The tree bore 350 Oreoie (of which 66 were blown off in a bad August windstorm), 74 Geneva Early, 37 Novosibirsk! Sweet, 26 Trailman, 19 Parkland, 15 Yellow Transparent, 21 Centennial, 7 Whitney, 1 Norcue, 7 Ginder Gold, 2 Mantet, and 1 Summerred. Oriole and Geneva Early from this tree were the second- and third- ranked apples in this year’s tasting (see below). Centennial and Trailman suffered from splitting fruit in August. The tree also has grafts, yet to bear, of Wolf River, Calville Blanc d’Hivre, Westland, Pitmaston Pineapple. Chinese Golden Early, Norland, Red Duchess, and the Helen Butcher apple.