Mariella

,Mariella’ originates from Switzerland and not only convinces with its aromatic, slightly sour flavour but also with its excellent shelf life. Stored in a simple cool storage the fruits are firm and juicy even in March and the flavour is still well-balanced. The well-branched trees produce a very good crop of fruits, the yields are regular. Due to its late ripening time the variety is especially recommended for wine-growing regions.

Parents:

'Maigold' x 'Arlet'

Growth:

quite strong, good branching, well garnished

Blossom:

medium-early, diploid, suitable pollinators are: ,Gala’, 'Rubinette', 'Braeburn'

Ripeness:

end of October, with/just after ,Fuji’, excellent shelf life

Appearance:

mid-size, longish to cylindrical, yellow-green background with at least 3/4 red covering colour.

Quality:

very firm, juicy flesh,

Taste:

combination of sweetness and acidity, aromatic

Crop yield:

very good, regular yields

Special notes:

No resistances, however only very low susceptibility to scab and mildew, healthy leaves, thinning is required.