Accession Name:
Rosthern #18

Accession Number:

Parentage:
unknown

Released by:
Dominion Experimental Farm, Rosthern, SK.

Date:
1936

Notes:
Frult 4cm yellow, mostly covered with scarlet. low yield but keeps well, Sept-Dec. Tested at U Sask.
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

Originated with the Rosthern Experimental Farm, Saskatchewan, Agriculture Canada, selected in 1936 and tested under this name but never officially released for commerce. The tree is vigorous, upright and spreading, and moderately productive. It is hardy to Zone 2a, and resistant to fire blight. The fruit is medium size 4.5 cm - 5.0 (1 3/4-2" ) in diameter, oblate, and matures in mid September. The skin is greenish-yellow with striped red or almost completely washed red. The flesh is white, fine textured, pleasant but somewhat astringent. It is good for fresh eating, good for cooking and stores well for 8 weeks. This is the description of the original cultivar which is now difficult to find.
-Prairie Apple Cultivars, Peters

Prairie Fruit Genebank