They have yellow skin covered with blushes of red and pink. The skin can develop a small bit of russeting around the stem.
Inside, the apples have juicy, crisp flesh that is sweet, with some tartness.
The tree can need thinning to encourage larger fruit.
US Plant Patent Number 10,669.
Stores for a long time.
Chinook Apples were developed from a cross between Splendour and Gala apples, done by Agriculture Canada’s Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre in Summerland, British Columbia. The development team was headed by Harvey Quamme.
Released in 1998.
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C.R. Hamson, H.A. Quamme, R.M. MacDonald, W.D. Lane, K.O. Lapins. ‘SILKEN’, ‘CRESTON’ AND ‘CHINOOK’: THREE NEW APPLES FROM CANADA. 1999. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 538:711-714.
Wilson, Ken. New Apple Cultivars: Creston. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs. 15 June 2001.