Mahana Red

Mahana Red Ceres

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement Medium to High
Vigour Moderate to strong
Growth habit Semi upright
Crotch angles Medium
Tree size Medium
Flowering 3rd week October (Witzenberg Valley, Ceres)
Full bloom 4th week October (Witzenberg Valley, Ceres)
Flower shape Rocaseous
Pollen compatibility Self-fertile
Bearing habit Spurs and shoots
Disease susceptibility (Normal sprays) Normal


Pollinator Golden Delicious, Hillieri
Fruit set Good
Blossom or fruit Fruit
Intensity of flowers High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick) Mid to end of March (Witzenberg Valley, Ceres)
Control cultivar Braeburn
Production (kg/tree) Very good
Fruit size distribution Medium
Shape Globose to Flat Globose
Skin colour Brilliant red with white spots
Flesh colour Cream
Eating quality Fragrant, sub acid, crisp apple
Texture Fine
Storage ability Very good


Released to industry Yes
Fruit type
Selection No -
Usage Fresh
Origin Waimea Nurseries, New Zealand
Owner -
S.A. License SAPO Trust
PBR Granted Yes
Mahana Red Ceres


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