Saruman Apple Cultivar

Radu SESTRAS, Adriana SESTRAS, Eugenia HARSAN, Adrian BARBOS


The apple cultivar Saruman was obtained at Fruit Research Station Cluj, Romania (FRS Cluj), and homologated in 2007. Saruman was released by hybridization between Cluj III-VI-5-26 selection (Parmain dOr, open pollinated) and NJ 46. The trees are vigorous, spreading shape, and with medium crop yield. The fruits have large size, conic shape and mostly red (purple) coloration; they have white flesh with a sweet, crisp, aromatic flavour and low acidity. Fruits become ripe in the last decade of August, first decade of September and the fruits are proper for dessert and well suited for cooking, applesauce, cider, pies.

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Under the aegis of Horticulture and Forestry Society from Transylvania