Merkur

This apple is a very healthy crossing of ,Topaz' with ,Rajka' and attracts especially by its conspicuous entirely crimson red fruits. ,Merkur' is fully aromatic, sweet and fruity in taste and keeps its crisp and fresh bite without loosing its taste up to March if stored in a natural storage.

Parents:

Topaz x Rajka

Growth:

quite stron, vigorous fruiting wood

Blossom:

medium, diploid, partially self-fertile

Ripeness:

end of August/September; can be stored in a natural storage up to March

Appearance:

mid-size, flattened, spherical fruits, yellow basic colour, nice red to crimson red extensive body colour

Quality:

yellow flesh, dense, firm, crisp and juicy

Taste:

sweet fruity, fully aromatic, has a plum odour

Crop yield:

early, productive

Special notes:

scab tolerant (scab resistant Rvi6), low susceptibility to mildew; no cancer so far; recommended by the Landratsamt Ortenaukreis as well as by the Bayerische Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau (LWG) as fruit tree novelty for (small) gardens