SJC799-1             Our partners


Origin: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.
Cultivar name: SJC799-1
Test code: SJC799-1
Tree characteristics: hardy, upright-spreading to spreading, weak to moderately vigorous; leaves: oblique, serrate to double serrate, underside slightly hairy, apex acuminate to cuspidate, base oblique, length : width ratio 1.53, petioles 2.5 to 4 cm long.
Flower characteristics:
Fruit characteristics: usually medium size (average 129 g), flat to oblate-conic; basin: wrinkled, medium depth and width; calyx: partly open to open, lobes persistent and erect to recurved, calyx tube urn-shaped, stamens in median position; cavity: acute to acuminate, deep, medium width, russeted; stem: usually medium length but occasionally long, medium diameter; core: open, in median position, with clasping core lines; carpels: 20 mm height, 22 mm width; skin: waxy, medium thickness, washed pinkish-red to dark red with some striping over greenish-yellow ground, with a high number of conspicuous medium size lenticels; flesh: firm, crisp, juicy, creamy-white to yellowish-white with a red tinge near the skin and prominent green dots around the core, average amount of discoloration after cutting; flavor: aromatic, sweet, with a nice amount of tartness, very pleasant; end use: good for fresh eating; ripens early October (Frelighsburg, QC).
Post Harvest, storage: good shelf-life, after 2 months in cold storage: fruit quality is good to very good, taste is sweet, very aromatic and very good; after 4.5 months in regular cold room: fruit is firm (pressure test: 6.32 kg), juicy, melting but texture is a bit granular, eating quality is average to good, acidity is very low (0.1916 %), soluble solids are high (13.7 %), juice is orange-salmon color becoming light orange-amber after a few minutes, good yield of juice.
Other characteristics: Diseases and disorders: resistant to bitter pit and water core, resistant to apple scab.
Adaptation & availability: Good for Quebec and Eastern and Central Canada. A limited number of budwood is available from the breeder after signing a non-propagation agreement (only to universities and research stations).