Florina apple trees

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4

Florina is a modern scab-resistant apple variety. Although developed in France, its parentage is primarily American, being derived from Jonathan crossed with Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty among others.

The apples are very attractive and tend to stay on the tree, allowing picking over an extended period - or you can leave a few as food for wildlife into early winter.

Florina apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Florina apple trees bare-root
G.11 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Florina apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Florina apple trees bare-root
B.118, MM.111 rootstock
Large (10ft-14ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

Florina was developed to be resistant to scab. It also has some resistance to fireblight.

Florina is a fairly vigorous variety, and heavy cropping. It produces a lot of blossom and is a good pollinator for many other varieties.

The apples ripen about 2 weeks after Golden Delicious and before Granny Smith (both of which are good polinators for Florina).

Historical details

Developed at the Institute National de Recherche Agronomique, near Angers, France during the 1970s. Also known as Florina Querina. It is closely related to Jonathan, and inherits many of that variety's well-balanced flavors.

Florina characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
  • Discoloring: Slightly oxidising
  • Fruit persistence: Persistent

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer
  • Organic culture: Suitable

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Cedar apple rust: Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight: Some resistance
  • Mildew: Some resistance
  • Scab: Very resistant
  • Woolly aphid: Some resistance

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red