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‘Rīgas Rožābele’

Rīgas Rožābele

This relatively new cultivar is found in many Latvian orchards, as it performs well even on such soils where other apples would not grow. Its trees are rather low and wide. The variety is tolerant to scab and canker, but may suffer from mildew in hot summers. The fruits are rather small and ribbed, but tasty, juicy and store well. The cultivar originated in 1940 from a seed of unknown apple variety in a home garden in Riga, and since 1970ties was popularised by the well-known horticulturist Jānis Kārkliņš. It has nothing in common with another summer “rose apple”, the old variety ‘Suislepp’.

Submitted on: 20/06/2019