Accession Name:

Accession Number:

Columbia x Melba

Released By:
Dr. C.F. Patterson, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.


Fruit 6cm, red wash. Same shape and flavor as delicious. Matures well into October, but stands frost better than others. Dessert and keeper. "Probably worthy of more extensive trial" says Manchester. H1.
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

Season , mid-season to late Sept., somewhat conical in shape (typically Delicious in shape) up to 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" under field conditions without irrigation at Saskatoon greenish yellow ground with overcolour of blushing and striping of dull red. quality good, very attractive.
-University of Saskatchewan Fruit Introductions, Patterson, 1960

Prairie Fruit Genebank