Accession Name:
Heyer #6

Accession Number:

Parentage:
unknown(sdlg of Russian apple)

Released by:
Alfred Heyer, Neville SK.

Date:
1930s

Notes:
Fruit 5cm, uniform size. Attractive bright-red blush oyer most of surface. Hard, fine-grained flesh. "Keeps best of the Heyers." says Manchester. Frt clusters around upright limbs. Dessert, ripens early. Flavor not good. "Rich but slightly
astringent. Excellent flavor canned, but rather too large for canning" says Manchester. Russian seed via Ottawa.
Ref Hart Guide (1952). Rosthern test (1930s). H2.
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

Originated at Neville, Saskatchewan by Adolph Heyer, but never officially released for commerce. The tree is semi dwarf, upright rounded, with excellent branching habit and strong crotches. It is hardy to Zone 2a, and resistant to fire blight. The fruit is large 4.5 - 5.0 cm (1 3/4 - 2" ) in diameter, and matures in mid September. The skin is yellow with a red blush to completely bright red. It is good for fresh eating Note; This cultivar is excellent for top working mid season cultivars, and has on occasion been sold as Heyer 20.
-Prairie Apple Cultivars, Peters

Prairie Fruit Genebank