Apple Shortie

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement High (800 RCU)
Vigour Low
Growth habit Semi spreading
Crotch angles Medium
Tree size Small
Flowering 2ndWeek in October (Grabouw, Western Cape)
Full bloom 3rd Week in October (Grabouw, Western Cape)
Flower shape Rosaceous
Pollen compatibility Self-incompatible
Bearing habit Spurs
Disease susceptibility (Normal sprays) Normal


Pollinator Granny Smith, Hillieri
Fruit set Very good
Blossom or fruit Fruit(One per cluster)
Intensity of flowers High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick) 4th week March (Grabouw, Western Cape)
Control cultivar Harvest with Fuji
Production (kg/tree) Very good (>55)
Fruit size distribution Large
Shape Globose to flat globose
Skin colour Full Red (Non-striated)
Flesh colour White
Eating quality Balanced, sweet taste and juicy.
Texture Crunchy and crisp
Storage ability Very good


Released to industry Yes
Fruit type
Selection No -
Usage Fresh
Origin Grabouw
Owner Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing
S.A. License SAPO Trust
PBR Granted Yes - Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing
Apple Shortie
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