Milenga® - Early Jonagold (cov)
Milenga® is an early ripening mutation from Jonagold with a picking time 5 weeks before regular Jonagold.
Picking time: 5 weeks before regular Jonagold.
Color: intensive red color.
Size: uniform big fruits.
Storage: very good, up to 12 months in ULO-conditions.
Flowering: mid-season bloom.
Production: an early, regular and very good production.
Growth: strong in the first years, later on a medium growth. Positive horizontal branch implant.
Thinning is not necessary.
Mutation of Jonagold.
Brothers Schreurs, Belgium.
Braeburn, Granny Smith, Idared.
The variety differentiates from other Jonagold mutations:
Milenga® produces eatable apples 5 weeks before the normal picking time of Jonagold
The variety is ready to harvest before Conference.
In contrast to the other Jonagold mutations, Milenga® is independent from the differences in temperature between day and night for easy coloring.