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Origin: A chance seedling discovered in 1940 by Walter E. Runkel, in Lincoln Park, Michigan.
Patent Number: #3308
FRUIT DESCRIPTION :
Size Range: Medium to
Fruit Shape: Symmetrical; regular; round-oblate to round-conical.
Stem length: Short; 10-13mm; medium to thick; clubbed at tip end.
Skin Color: Pinkish red blush over greenish yellow ground color.
Skin Russet: Not prone. Thin; tender; smooth; bright; waxen; large lenticels.
Flesh Color: Yellowish cream.
Flavor: Mildly sub acid; rich and sweet. Aroma distinct.
Storage Life: Very good; 180 days in regular storage. No shrivel.
Texture: Medium crisp and firm. Very juicy.
Maturity Date: Late, second week in October in Central Michigan.
Growth Type: Standard upright semi-dwarf; round topped.
Precocity: Very productive and annual bearer. Bears on spurs and bourse shoots.
Bloom Season: Mid-season.
Pollination Requirements: Any diploid in same season assumed to be adequate.
Cold Hardiness Status: Proven hardy.
Disease Status: Appears the same as Red Delicious. Resistant to cedar apple rust, fireblight, and powdery mildew
Physiological Disorders: None known at this time.
The Runkel apple has a wide range of uses from fresh eating to baking, cooking, cider, wine, and sauce making.
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