Cameo (apple)

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'Cameo' (Malus domestica)
Hybrid parentageParents unknown, possibly 'Red Delicious' × 'Golden Delicious'
OriginDryden, Washington, United States 1987

'Cameo' is a cultivar of apple, discovered by chance by the Caudle family in a Dryden, Washington orchard in 1987. Its parentage is uncertain; it may be a cross between 'Red Delicious' and 'Golden Delicious', since it was found near orchards of those fruits;[1] it also appears similar to the original 'Delicious' cultivar. It is bright red striped over creamy orange, firm and crisp with an aromatic flavor. It is among the top nine most grown apples in Washington state.[2]


  1. ^ "Specialist Information about the Cameo Apple". Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  2. ^ Kristin Kendle (2016). "Washington Apples". About, Inc. Archived from the original on 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2016-05-26.