Goodland

Lineage: Patten Greening sdlg
Introduced by: Agriculture Canada Research Station, Morden MB
Date: Selected in 1925, Named in 1955

pH: 3.3 - 3.5
Titratable Acidity: 0.55 - 0.7 %Malic acid
Soluble Solids: 13 - 15 brix

Notes:
Fruit from 5 to over 8cm, creamy-green, washed with red. Flesh cream-white, fine textured, crisp, sweet. Good cooking. late. Keeps about 2 months. No resistance to chlorosis. Manchester notes: "Not as hardy as Battleford, but better in most other respects. Prob. worthy of more widespread use, grafted into hardy frame trees" Evans notes: "Upright habit, self thinning, annual bearer, excellent dessert flavor and texture; ready early Oct."
Also Erskine and Boyko recommend. FB1. H2. "A good apple. Tender. So far a poor breeder." says (Coutts) 1991
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

Developed by the Research Station, Morden. Manitoba, this variety lacks hardiness and should only be used on a trial basis in Zone 3B.
-Hort Facts, Nelson, 1976

 

 

 

A large, green-red blush apple with excellent dessert quality. This cultivar lacks hardiness and should only be grown in sheltered locations.
-Hort Facts, Stushnoff, 1985

It originated with the Morden Research Station, Agriculture Canada, was selected in 1925, tested as Morden 354 and introduced in 1955. The tree is moderately vigorous, upright, round headed, and is annually productive. It is resistant to moderately resistant to fire blight and hardy to zone 2b, although it does much better in the milder zones. The fruit is medium large size, 6-8 cm (2 1/2 - 3") in diameter, round oblate, regular and very uniform, and matures in mid-late season, usually in mid or late September. The skin is light green base with 25-50% washed with medium red. The flesh is pure white, fine textured, crisp yet tender and sweetly subacid. It is very good to excellent for eating and cooking, and stores well for up to 20 weeks. Note: In Saskatchewan this cultivar benefits greatly from top working on a hardy framework tree such as Garnet, Bedford or Nertchinsk, where it is not fully hardy.
-Prairie Apple Cultivars, Peters

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