Faibella

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Fruit Fact: Faibella, a variety of apples

An entirely seedless apple the way a watermelon is seedless: there aren't even any seed cavities! The flesh goes all the way to the center. The flowers also don't have any petals.

Variety Background:

Most Common Name: Faibella
Species: malus domestica
Synonyms: None
Origin: Found by G. Planchamp in a gardin in the canton of Valais, Switzerland, it's exact whereabouts is unknown.
Patents or Trademarks: None

Fruit:

Description: Medium-sized, flat shaped yellow-green fruits with red stripes turning to blush in exposed areas. Some russetting in the calyx basin.

Flavor and tasting notes: The lightly aromatic cream-colored flesh is coarse, sweet and juicy, has low acidity.

Adaptation:

Seedless, therefore may do well in lower chill areas, but requires heat to develop higher brix levels and flavor up properly.

Bloom Time Rating:

Growth Habit:

A very vigorous tree but not super precocious.

Vigor: T3

Harvest, storage and consumption:

This is a very late Winter apple that needs to be harvested over a longer period of time, starting in October all the way into mid-November.

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

Usage:

Mostly a cooker due to the coarse flesh.

Eating: No
Cooking: Yes
Cider: No

Diseases:

Highly susceptible to scab, but most likely unaffected by fireblight due to the lack of petals which will not attract fireblight carrying pollinators.

Scab Susceptibility: High
Fire Blight Susceptibility: low
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: