Abas mid sized early-mid season fruit, red with dark red stripes, crisp and juicy dessert apple, not quite as sweet as Gravenstein
but keeps better. Polinators GrannySmith, Jonathan. Fruits biennially with very few fruit every second year.
apple, tip bearer diploid with good shelf life. Polinators Granny Smith, Abas.Crofton originated in Hobart, Tasmania 1870, related to Fameuse or Snow Apple small to meduim flattish apple yellow-green apple with
red blush, ripens mid season, flesh very white, crisp and sweet once grown commercially in Australia and keeps well. Polinator Jonathan.
Distinct from English "Crofton".
Democrat syn. Tasma originated Duffy's Orchard, Hobart in 1900, large hard deep red fruit, sweet with acidic overtones, ripens late season,
very good keeper. Likely polinator Sundownwer or Jonathan. Distinct from USA "Democrat"
purpose, crisp and aromatic. Ripens mid to late season. Reputed to be great in apple pies. Likely polinators Abas or Lord Nelson.
Granny Smith (photo) originated in the back yard of Anne Smith in Ryde, NSW in 1868. Meduim to large green to yellow apple. Dual purpose, juicy
crisp and acid sweetness, good keeper. Ripens mid to late season. Sweetness increases as the fruit matures. Grows better in warmer climate.
Seedlings often used as rootstocks for other varieties. Good eating if allowed to mature on tree and useful cooking for apple sauce or pies.
left on the tree until the leaves drop for improved flavour and extended picking season. Likely polinators Jonathan or Delicious.
with a sweet sharp flesh ripens early to mid season. Cooks to a puree retaining high flavour. Long flowering period good polinator for
other early flowering triploids such as Gravenstein.
Pink Lady syn. Cripps Pink (photo) originated by J.E.L.Cripps W.A. Dept. Agriculture in 1973. Released 1984 with Plant Breeders Rights
applied (as in Patent rights) now expired in Australia but still current in some other countries. Fruit medium large with pink-scarlet blush,
crisp, firm and juicy which sweetens if allowed to ripen on tree. Harvest late to very late keeps m oderately well. Susceptible to apple scab.
Low chill requirement makes it suited to warmer climates. Offspring of Lady William x Golden Delicious. Likely polinators Granny Smith,
Delicious. Sibling to Sundowner syn. Cripps Red.
Rokewood syn. Bullock's Seedling thought to have originated in Rokewood, Victoria, Australia in the mid-1800's. Fruit is a meduim
elongated apple with a dull red blush over the skin. Flesh is off/white and crisp needing a strong bite. Matures very late and keeps very
well with dual purpose as dessert apple or for pies and especially apple jelly. Flowers mid-season making it useful as a polinator.
Stewart's Seedling syn. Ballarat originated in Mr Stewarts garden in Ballarat 1870's. Fruit yellow green medium size cooking apple.
Flowers mid-season with a late harvest. Keeps well. Is noted for the outstanding flavour of its apple jelly.
Statesman syn. Chandlers Statesman originated Victoria, Australia 1858. Fruit meduim large dual purpose apple, predominantly red,
sharp crisp and mild sweet fruity flavour, harvested late keeps well. Likely polinators Granny Smith, Jonathan
Sundowner syn. Cripps Red sibling of Pink Lady originating at the same time in W.A. from common parents. Fruit is medium size with
highly coloured red and maroon stripe and white flesh with a crunch acid/sweet taste. Not as tasty as Pink Lady. Harvest is late to very
late after it flowers mid season. Fruit needs hot summer and autumn to mature. Low chill factor makes it suitable to warmer climates.