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Apple Paradis® Sierra®

The beauty and fragrance of autumn

Apple Paradis® Sierra®
 
 
 

#47 The apple variety Sierra (scab resistant)

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This product will be released at 1 March 2019

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Product information "Apple Paradis® Sierra®"

Form/appearance: Very uniform, high-built, medium sized to large fruit, 1/3 to 2/3 bright red
Texture/firmness: Very firm, crisp, fine-celled
Flavour/aroma: Sweet with good, intense apple flavour, little acidity when fully ripe, slightly perfumed
Growth/health: Medium strong growth, scab and mildew resistant
Harvest: 10-20 September
Shelf life: Until the end of October, early November
 
If an apple has a climax, it's Paradis Sierra. It is the best when it looks the best, when it is bright red hanging on the tree, as a beauty among the apples. The apple variety Paradis Sierra is an autumn apple – and you do nothing wrong by emphasising that exactly. Although this means, in the case of Sierra, that it does not have a very long shelf life, it also means that it is simply good in autumn. Its juicy bite, its tangy texture that unfolds on the palate is very fruity, almost tingly, but then also the sweetness that comes into play before the aroma starts to spread, which can only be described as “apply”.
 
Paradis Sierra is resistant to scab, just like all Paradis varieties. It has moderately vigorous growth and almost always already bears fruit in the second year after planting. It therefore has all the required qualities of a modern garden apple. Its texture can best be compared the best with the commercial variety Elstar, but Paradis Sierra has more sugar and more flavour. The flavour is similar to a well-matured Cox apple than an Elstar. Compared to the conventional varieties, Paradis Sierra has an advantage due to the scab resistant, the fast and regular yield and also the beautiful structure of the tree. But what distinguishes Paradis Sierra from all other varieties, is its seasonality, its autumn quality that makes it incomparable.
 
I can perhaps best illustrate this with a story that can bear the following title: The second life of the apple Paradis Sierra: We had discovered in our breeding fields another, similar-looking, and also similar tasting apple, number A889. A889 is much more efficient than Sierra and so we decided to replace Sierra in our range by A889. It is a lengthy process because you first have to propagate the new variety, increase production, and of course at the same time phase out the old variety. This went well until the autumn before exactly the year that Sierra should die in an unnatural variety death, namely simply no longer would be available...At the Harvest and Autumn Festival at the Ippenburg Castle, I had the last Sierra apples with me and they were extraordinarily well liked by the visitors. I also could not get enough of their shape, nice size, the bright colour and the intense aroma. It was autumn and the variety embodied the apple autumn. Already at noon I relented, phoned home and asked our manager, to propagate as Paradis Sierra as soon as possible again. For now, at the time of the autumn joy of harvest, there is simply nothing better and more beautiful. This is how our apple Paradis Sierra was granted a second life.

What are Lubera® Paradis® apples?
For nearly 20 years, Lubera has been the only nursery in the German speaking countries that actively breeds apples. It was our goal from the start to breed new varieties of apples that can be easily cultivated in the home garden, and offer more success and enjoyment. With the Lubera Paradis® apples we have achieved this goal.
 
Lubera® Paradis® apple varieties include the following:
- Better taste; we're not looking for standard flavours, but rather something unique, something special
- Very productive, they bear fruit immediately in the second year after planting
- Resistant to scab, which means they are easier to cultivate and they can do without fungal sprays
 
Final size of bush: Height: 2-2.5 m, crown Ø: 1.2-2 m
Final size of espalier: Height: 2-3 m, length: 3 m
Final size of semi-standard: Stem height: 1.1-1.3 m, height of crown:  3-4 m, crown diameter: 3-4 m

 
 
  • Flowering Period April
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period September
  • Final height 2m to 3m
  • Final width 2m to 3m
  • Available March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Plant Type deciduous
  • Sweetness sweet/sour
  • Use South- and West-facing walls, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, dry, heavy, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Breeding This plant was bred by Lubera in Switzerland and placed on the market after extensive testing at our facilities in Buchs (CH) and Bad Zwischenahn (D). In 20 years of work, Lubera's founder and breeder Markus Kobelt has bred more than 80 of his own new varieties for the home garden; they all have the goal of providing you, our customers, with more experience and flavour, easier growing and more resistant, more robust varieties.

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