Malus domestica 'Fiesta'

Malus domestica 'Fiesta'

Description: An excellent modern dessert apple with aroma of 'Cox' but much more reliable than its parent.

Crisp juicy medium to large fruit, heavy cropping.

Fruits from late September but will store until March making it a worthwhile domestic variety.

Climate/Position: Sunny open position preferred.

Height/Spread: Moderately vigorous. See rootstock type for height and spread.

Soil Requirements: See rootstock type for preferred soil.

Pruning: This will again depend on rootstock and the trained shape of the plant. However, regular pruning in winter as required will ensure high quality fruit. A managed, open shape avoiding bushy foliage will reduce risk of disease.

Special Requirements: For best results it is advisable to have more than one apple tree to ensure good pollination. As Fiesta is a mid season flowering variety then another mid season flowering variety such as 'Greensleeves' or James Grieve' is recommended.

Plant Breeders Rights apply.

A newer variety raised in 1972 in Kent. This is a cross between 'Cox's Orange Pippin' x 'Idared'

May also be listed as M. domestica 'Red Pippin' - synonym.