New Apple Cultivars: Cameo

Cameo Variety

Formerly called Carousel, this chance seedling was found in Wenatchee, WA. Fruits are shaped like Delicious with a red stripe over a yellow-light green undercolour. Fruit is medium to large, uniform in size and typiness, and have a long storage ability. Flavour is judged as being faintly sweet/tart with a good eating quality.

Fruit is consistent and trees require two pickings. Cameo sets heavily.

The trees are vigorous and precocious. Biennial bearing can be a problem if trees are not thinned. Cameo is considered to be a good bearer with the trees' growth habit being friendly.

Bitter pit has also been observed. Susceptible to mildew and fire blight.

Cameo is harvested with Golden Delicious.

Dr. S. Brown, New York Fruit Quarterly. Volume 7 Number 1, Spring 1999

Dr. J. Cline, Cultivar Trials Report, Horticulture Experiment Station, Simcoe. 1999

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Author: Original Author: Ken Wilson - formerly with OMAFRA; Reviewed by John Gardner - Apple Specialist/OMAFRA
Creation Date:
15 June 2001
Last Reviewed:
15 November 2005