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Elektra apple

Posted by jwalker5666 7A (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 9:03

Anyone have any information on this apple variety? Got scionwood from GRIN and only information I could find was a nursery out of Canada that reports it to be an offspring of Cox. Was surprised at how much scionwood they send you so I'm trying to decide how many grafts to make.


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RE: Elektra apple

This is from the Salt Spring orchard website -

The story of Elektra:

Since the middle of the 19th century, European apple breeders have had one preoccupation beyond any other: to take the amazing flavour of Cox’s Orange Pippin and emulate it in an apple tree that’s easier to grow, has a longer season, is more productive or has other advantages over the legendary Cox Pippin.

It’s been a remarkable ��" and fairly successful ��" effort that has resulted in some nice additions, even if none can quite match the flavour of its original inspiration.

Elektra is one of the best of these varieties, providing a commendably delectable apple that reaches its peak in eating quality about a month and a half after harvest.

Elektra Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Muncheborg-Mark, Germany, 1930s.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The deep, cream-coloured flesh is rich, aromatic and complexly-flavoured.

Appearance:

This pretty apple is extensively flushed and striped with orange-red.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in early October).

Quality for fresh eating:

Very good.

Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Good (about 3 months when kept refrigerated).

If you have an extra couple inches you could spare I'd love to trade you for it - it's a new one to me too. - Rick Godsil, Wagon Wheel Orchard


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