The Orangutang is a Granny Smith, made in 1985 by Dr. A. D. Crowe of AAFC-AFHRC in Kentville, NS, and named/certified by Dr. Charlie Embree in 2011. Its distinct orange colour, tangy taste and large size make this apple suited to niche markets.
Although the Orangutang is known to be susceptible to scab it is a heavy producing, vigorous tree, the Not ready for harvest until late October, the Orangutang apple is suited to northeastern growing regions, with potential for central and western regions. It very well could be the next Canadian apple star!
With files from Charlie Embree’s 100 Apples and 100 Pears: A Collection of Characteristics for 100 Apples and 100 Pears.