'SuperMac' Apple

S. Khanizadeh, Y. Groleau, A. Levasseur, O. Carisse, D. Rekika, J. DeEll, J.P. Prive, I. Alli, H. Kemp

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    `SuperMac' (Malus xdomestica Borkh) is being released as a replacement for `Spartan', which is presently being grown in Eastern Canada for its excellent shelf life. However, it is susceptibility to scab [Venturia inaequalis (Cke) Wint.], the most common apple disease. This new cultivar produces larger fruit than `Spartan' and is resistant to apple scab. It is very attractive (Fig. 1), has a pleasant taste and an excellent shelf life, and keeps very well and longer compared with the `Spartan'. `SuperMac' is a `McIntosh'-type apple. The tree is hardy to ¿30 °C, and the fruit and leaves are resistant to the common races of apple scab resulting from the presence of the Vf gene derived from Malus floribunda 821.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1159-1161
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Khanizadeh, S., Groleau, Y., Levasseur, A., Carisse, O., Rekika, D., DeEll, J., Prive, J. P., Alli, I., & Kemp, H. (2006). 'SuperMac' Apple. HortScience, 41(5), 1159-1161.