Cooking/flavor Colonnade Apples - Knowledgebase Question

Portland, OR
Question by garrisonja
April 6, 2001
Are colonnade apples flavorful and good for cooking? Is there a more common apple that your colonnades taste like? Thanks.


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Answer from NGA
April 6, 2001

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The Colonnade apples are either Malus x `Trajan` (Scarlet Spire) or Malus x `Tuscan` (Emerald Spire). Scarlet Spire is a juicy red and green eating apple, and Emerald Spire produces mellow, sweet green fruit with a gold blush. Both are best eaten fresh.

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