Triumph™ Brand Apples
The latest apple cultivar from the renowned University of Minnesota apple breeding team.
- Direct market fruit producers
- Organic fruit producers
- Home gardeners
Scab resistant and attractive apples
Triumph™ brand (MN80 cultivar) apples are scab-resistant and suitable for both commercial growers or home gardeners. The MN80 cultivar has demonstrated excellent scab tolerance, good fresh eating quality and long storage life. This cultivar may be especially well suited to direct market and organic producers. Triumph™ brand apples are adapted to production in cold climate growing regions (hardy to USDA zone 4). Our sensory evaluations indicate that the fruit has a better quality than most other scab-resistant varieties, especially those that can be grown in cold climates.
MN80 was selected in 2004 from the cross Honeycrisp x Liberty made in 1990 at the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center. It was first propagated by bud grafting in 2005 and asexually propagated plants have been uniform and true-to-type.
Tree CharacteristicsVigor: Medium
Fruit Adherence: Good
Cropping: Consistent annual bearing
Hardiness: USDA zone 4
Disease Resistance: Scab; excellent tolerance; contains two forms of genetic scab resistance
Fruit CharacteristicsSkin Color: 75-90% red
Size: 2.8-3.2 inches
Texture: Firm; usually 17-22 lbs pressure at harvest
Flavor: Pleasantly tart, well balanced
Harvest: Late September; similar to Honeycrisp or up to 1 week later
Storage Life: Up to 6 months in common storage without 1-MCP
Cedar Apple Rust: low to moderate susceptibility
Phase of DevelopmentTested for approximately 15 years in Minnesota
Desired PartnershipsMN80 has been released as an “open variety” (tree royalty only) and growers may purchase trees directly from nurseries licensed by the University of Minnesota.
Nurseries interested in obtaining a license to propagate and sell trees should contact us directly.
External LinksPlease visit Minnesota Hardy Website for additional cultural information. University of Minnesota Apples. Press release: FOX9 KSMP.
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