Discovered as a ‘sport’ of a Gala tree in an Orchard in Ohio in the late 90s, the Blondee Apple exhibits both similarities and distinct differences to its parent. The Blondee Apple is medium sized and rotund. Its skin is bright yellow with a hint of green just before ripeness. When left exposed to the sun, the skin will develop a slight orange tint. Its flesh is light yellow, course grained, juicy with little to no tartness. Cooking does not amend the flavor but the apple retains its shape making for a good early baking apple. The apple ripens in August and keeps for 2-3 months in proper storage. It is slow to brown and is good not only in pies but salads and kid’s lunches.
USDA Zone: 5-8
8-10' (Dwarf) G.11
25'+ (Standard) Antonovka
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 4, Late Mid Season
Ripening Time: Late August- Early September
Dwarf Rootstock: G.11