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PlantFiles: Apple
Malus x domestica 'Cameo'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Cameo
Additional cultivar information: (aka Carousel)

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Rootstock Vigor:
Very vigorous

Bearing Habit:

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Usage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral amandaemily On Jul 8, 2007, amandaemily from Gulf Coast
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Formerly called Carousel, this chance seedling was found in a Dryden, Washington orchard in 1987. Fruits are shaped like Delicious with a red stripe over a yellow-light green undercolor. Fruit is medium to large, uniform in size and typiness, and have a long storage ability.

Susceptible to mildew and fire blight.

Cameo is harvested with Golden Delicious.

Parents are thought to be Red Delicious x Golden Delicious

Positive melody On Jan 27, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of my favorite fresh eating apples. It has a spicy, sweet flavor and crisp flesh.

I have not grown this plant, but would plant a tree in a heartbeat. With just a touch of care, apples are easy to grow and I have several trees. Culture is all the same.

Neutral Big_Red On Jan 8, 2006, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

(Also known as: Carousel)

Parentage / Origin: Originated as a chance seedling in a block of Red
Description: Fruit is medium to large size with a crisp, creamy white flesh and a tangy flavor that seems to get better in storage. Keeps very well.
Tree Characteristics: A hardy and vigorous tree. Standard growth characteristics although it can be quite spurry.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gadsden, Alabama
Traverse City, Michigan

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