Cameo Apple

  • Pollinator Required ? Yes
  • Type : semi-dwarf
  • Characteristics : sweet-tart
  • Mature Height : 12-14 feet
  • Support Required : No
  • Bloom Period : Early April
  • Sun Exposure : Full Sun
  • Will Produce Fruit In: 3-5 years
  • Harvest Period : Mid Oct
  • Soil Type : all types
  • Zones : 4 - 8


Cameo Apple Tree - Malus domestica "Cameo" :

The Cameo apple produces raves from growers and consumers. The fruits have a red stripe over a yellow-light green under color. The Cameo fruit is medium to large and uniform in size. The flavor has been judged to be faintly sweet/tart with excellent eating quality. This variety is widely heralded as one of the most flavorful, crispy, and juicy apples anywhere. The Cameo matures one week before Fuji and has a long harvest and storage window.

The Cameo apple tree grows best in Zones 4 to 8. More info on Hardiness Zones

Zone 4  -20 Degrees °F to -30 Degrees °F
Zone 8  +20 Degrees °F to +10 Degrees °F

Cameo Apple History

The Cameo was discovered by chance in a Dryden Washington orchard in 1987. Its parentage is thought to be Red Delicious and a Golden Delicious since it was found near orchards of those fruits. It also appears similar to the original Delicious cultivar.

It is bright red striped over creamy orange, firm and crisp with an aromatic flavor. It is rapidly becoming a favorite, and is now among the top ten most grown apples in Washington state.

Apple eater comments:

The Best Apple You'll ever eat! After shopping for a crisp perfect counterpart to rich caramel to make our fave halloween treat, we passed by most of the usual mushy ones- choosing cameo for the first time. We were simply delighted at this find! The perfect apple in everyway! Crisp and juicy to eat and to caramel. The word for this is Fabulous! makes a heavenly caramel apple to die for! simply perfect.

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