Chinook is a small- to medium-sized, slightly conical apple, mostly pink-red over yellow-green skin. Its flesh is aromatic, crisp, and juicy, and it has outstanding, sweet-tart flavor. It is a late season apple, and it keeps well.
Discovered: 2000 Summerland, British Columbia
Parentage: Splendour x Gala
Harvest: Late Season
Although both its Gala and Splendour parents reach good size, Chinook’s small fruit has so far limited its commercial success. It was developed in 2000, at Canada’s Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre in Summerland, British Columbia.