Sapora 

Sapora is a late-ripening apple variety and its outstanding properties include in particular the sweet and aromatic, crunchy taste and juicy fruit flesh. Sapora is a very profitable variety for direct marketers who have their main sales at harvest time, and additionally it has a good shelf-life. Sapora can be stored in a normal store at 1°C until December/January.

Parents:

Rubinette x Fuji

Growth:

Medium strong to strong growth, similar to the parent species; growth performance decreases with increasing age, moderate branching tendencies only 

Blossom:

medium late blossoming, triploid apple variety, at the same time as Elstar; suitable as pollinators: Delcorf, Pinova, Braeburn and Fuji, as well as Evereste and Golden Hornet.

Ripeness:

Late variety, harvest time second week of October shortly before or together with Braeburn and respectively 7 up to 14 days after Golden Delicious, two or three picking rounds.

Appearance:

large fruits (200 to 300 g), average fruit size 80 to 85 mm, medium bulbous up to flat shape, smooth skin with a light russet, colour change occurs just before harvest, body colour orange to bright red, basic colour green-yellow

Taste:

extremely juicy, crisp-sweet fruit pulp, very aromatic apple that reaches its peak taste flavour shortly after the harvest, during tastings it is always on the top

Crop yield:

high yields

Special notes:

susceptible to bruising, therefore to be picked and respectively sorted at an adequate warming only; it is one of the CO2-sensitive varieties, medium shelf-life; thinning is recommended in order to achieve optimum fruit quality and to avoid alternation.