|Botanical Name:||Malus domestica|
Hofmann Sortenschutz GmbH
Hans Hofmann, Langensendelbach, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Varieties used for comparison: 'Pinova', 'Dalirail' and 'Dalinip'
Summary: The tree of 'ROHO 3615' has strong vigour whereas that of 'Dalinip' has weak vigour. When the petals are pressed into a horizontal position, the flower diameter of 'ROHO 3615' is medium to large whereas it is small to medium sized for 'Dalirail'. The amount of overcolour on the fruit is high to very high for 'ROHO 3615' whereas it is medium to high for 'Pinova'. The overcolour of the fruit of 'ROHO 3615' is distributed as a solid flush with indistinct stripes whereas the overcolour of the fruit of 'Pinova' is distributed as a mottled pattern. The intensity of overcolour on the fruit of 'ROHO 3615' is medium to dark whereas it is of light to medium intensity on 'Pinova' and 'Dalinip'. The fruit of 'ROHO 3615' has medium to large lenticels whereas the fruit of 'Dalirail' has very small to small lenticels. The time of maturity of the fruit for consumption is late for 'ROHO 3615' while it is medium for 'Dalinip'.
TREE: strong vigour, ramified type, spreading growth habit, bearing fruit on spurs and long shoots
DORMANT ONE-YEAR-OLD SHOOT: sparse to medium density of pubescence on distal half, medium thickness, medium to long internode, many lenticels
FLOWER: begins flowering mid-season, purple at balloon stage, medium to large diameter when petals pressed into horizontal a position, touching petals
LEAF BLADE: outwards to downwards attitude in relation to shoot, medium to long, medium width, medium to large length to width ratio, crenate shape of incisions of margin
PETIOLE: medium length
FRUIT: medium to large, large height to width ratio, conical shape, weak to medium degree of ribbing, weak to medium degree of crowning at calyx end, medium length of sepal, late eating maturity
FRUIT SKIN: absent or very weak bloom and greasiness, yellow ground colour, high to very high amount of medium to dark red overcolour distributed as a solid flush with indistinct stripes, very low to low amount of russet around eye basin, absent or very low amount of russet on cheeks, medium to large lenticels
FRUIT STALK: thin to medium thickness, long to very long, deep cavity, medium width of cavity, medium amount of russet around cavity
FRUIT EYE: closed aperture, small to medium size
FRUIT EYE BASIN: medium depth, narrow width
FRUIT FLESH: medium to firm, yellowish, fully open locules in cross-section
Origin & Breeding History: 'ROHO 3615' originated from a naturally occuring mutation of the apple tree 'Pinova' discovered and developed by the breeder Hans Hofmann in Germany in 2000. 'ROHO 3615' was selected based on excellent sugar to acid balance and post-harvest quality.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'ROHO 3615' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number APF 219, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2004 and 2005.
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