Creston (apple)

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Malus domestica 'Creston'
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Hybrid parentageMalus domestica
'Golden Delicious'
× NJ 381049
Cultivar'Creston'
OriginPacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, selected 1969–1976[1][2]

'Creston' is an apple cultivar released by the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre at Summerland, British Columbia.[2]

Characteristics[edit]

'Creston' is a triploid, with poor pollen production and seedlings from it are generally weak.[2] Its fruit are large, self-thinning, resembling 'Jonagold', with good keeping characteristics, flavour, and texture. They are suitable for eating fresh, and for making pies and applesauce.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Apple Cultivars: Creston". Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Quamme, H. A.; Lapins, K. O.; Schmidt, H.; MacDonald, R. A.; Lane, W. D. & Hampson, C. R. (1999). "Creston apple". Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 79: 291–294.