Zouk55 – Ziola®

This striking orange-red summer apple is one of the earliest apples on the market. This well-colored and crisp delivers a flying start to the new season. Up to 5 weeks before picking gala.

Breed Description

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Breeder: Zouk Belgium

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License: tree nursery Johan Nicolaï

Fruit

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Color: orange-red blush on a pale yellow background with distinct gray/white lenticels.

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Coloring: 50% to 100% colored.

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Size: 70/75 mm.

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Flesh: Sweet with a slight acidic accent. Approaches elstar in flavor.

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Storage: Good retention of texture and flavor for up to 6 weeks in regular refrigeration.

Taste

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Aroma: Fresh sour, no pronounced aroma.

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Acids: Slightly acidic.

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Texture: very juicy

Tree

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Flowering: mid-season.

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Picking time: five weeks before gala.

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Hardness: 7 - 8 kg/cm²

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Pollinators: Golden, Granny Smith, Idared, ...

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Tree type: branches easily with strong growth in the head. Very prolific making it important to keep the tree vital with short pruning.

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Force of growth: medium to strong. Important to maintain sufficient growth in the head.

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Production: Very productive, early and good yield.

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