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Fruit Fact: Abbondanza, a variety of apples

A classic Italian cooker from Bolonia with strong berry overtones

Variety Background:

Most Common Name: Abbondanza
Species: Malus domestica
Synonyms: None
Origin: Originated in Italy near the town of St Piefro Capofiume in Bolonia in 1896.
Patents or Trademarks: None


Description: Medium sized apple with a very tough, thick pale yellow-green skin, scarlet flushed, flat shape, somewhat rectangular, slightly ribbed near the calyx. Develops a scarlet orange blush on side exposed to sunlight. Red stripes with dots.

Flavor and tasting notes: The firm white to cream flesh is sweet and fully flavored with vinous and raspberry overtones,


In evaluation here at the Cloudforest Orchards as a potential medium chiller that might also do ok in Southern California.

Bloom Time Rating: F12

Growth Habit:

Semi-vigorous heavy cropper that needs thinning, otherwise fruits remain small.

Vigor: T2

Harvest, storage and consumption:

Mid to late ripening, about 10 days before delicious, late October in California and other lower latitudes, November elsewhere. Improves in storage, best when eaten between January and March.

Begin of Harvest: mid Oct
End of Harvest: early Nov
Stores Until: mid March


The flesh is firm and the skin is thick, it holds its flavor and shape in cooking.

Eating: No
Cooking: Yes
Cider: No


Appears to be moderately susceptible to fireblight.

Scab Susceptibility: Unknown
Fire Blight Susceptibility: medium
Powdery Mildew Susceptibility: Unknown
Cedar Apple Rust Susceptibility: Unknown
Black Rot Susceptibility: Unknown
Phytopthera Rots Susceptibility: Unknown
Fly Speck Susceptibility: Unknown
Coddling Moth Susceptibility: Unknown

Nurseries that carry this variety:

Cross reference to GRIN: PI 206542
This apple is generally not available commercially