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Akero Apple


 

old Swedish apple, likely from Netherlands mid 1700's

 

Grafted 2018, on a7 wild seedling rootstock
(along with Prairie Spy)

 

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"Named after the farm where the parent tree was found around 1850. Fast growing tree. Fruiting occurs relatively late. The fruit is medium to large , greenish-yellow to pale yellow. Some types are completely covered in brick red, while others are almost without topcoat. The flesh is yellow-white with a little green, quite firm and very juicy and delicious."



2021 - Grafted 2 more, s & nw, slow growing but OK. '20 graft good. '18 original graft strongly upright, pulled down.


2020 - Grafted 4 but only 1 took and grew. Did fine. Cut and graft s & nw next year. Decided to give bottom half of tree to Akero (keeping the single branch grafts of Goodland, Carroll and Prairie Spy in that area for now). Slowly pruning out most of original, which had a lot of beautiful, healthy red/yellow small crabs this year.


2019 - Good growth, top 12" plus 4" side and 2 leafed buds. Plan to make half tree Akero, half Prairie Spy. Take cutting late winter to graft more 2020.


2018 - Scion from ARS-NPGS. Grafted onto medium sized wild seedling a7 (along with Goodland and Carroll, as well as Prairie Spy 2017). 5 buds leafed.



Online Notes:  Picked at the end of Sept but ripens only true in Nov. ... A little tart but flavorful, the flavor is reminiscent of raspberry. ... (derekmills) one of my favorites and a great tasting late summer variety. Striking appearance, pink flush with red stripes over a yellow base. The fruits are juicy and sweet with a very unique flavor. We eat them fresh for the most part.


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