Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory (Malus domestica 'Huaguan') is an apple cultivar (cultivated variety) developed by Domex Superfresh Growers, which is based in Washington (state). The fruit is marketed as Autumn Glory. The fruit, which has cinnamon tasting notes, is grown by Domex Superfresh Growers with a production of about 56,000 trees as of November 2014.[1] Autumn Glory apples have a very sweet, firm flesh with hints of cinnamon and subtle notes of caramel. After being in development for a decade, the apple was released in the 2011 season.[2] The Autumn Glory variety is a hybrid of the Fuji (apple) and Golden Delicious apple with a red coloring on a yellow background.[3] The original pollination cross breed was made by Dr. Yu Lin Wang in 1976. It is picked in mid- to late-October of each year.[4]

Autumn Glory
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SpeciesM. domestica
Hybrid parentage'Fuji' x 'Golden Delicious'
CultivarAutumn Glory
OriginWashington (state), USA

In cultureEdit

Leading up to Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, Lt. Governor Brad Owen (D-WA) proposed a bet to Lt. Governor Karyn Polito (R-MA), symbolic of the upcoming competition between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Lt. Governor Owen lost the bet, thus resulting in the delivery of Washington State-themed gifts which included Autumn Glory apples to Lt. Governor Polito in Massachusetts.[5]


  1. ^ Charles, Dan. "Want To Grow These Apples? You'll Have To Join The Club.", NPR, NPR, 10 Nov. 2014. Retrieved on 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ Karst, Tom. "Autumn Glory Makes Debut for Superfresh Growers.", The Packer The Packer, 12 Oct. 2011. Web. Retrieved on 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ Brown, Susan K., and Kevin E. Maloney. "An Update on Apple Cultivars, Brands and Club-Marketing." Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, New York Fruit Quarterly 21.1 (2013): 3-4. Dept. of Horticulture at Cornell University and New York State Horticultural Society (NYSHS), 2013. Retrieved on 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ Taylor, Susan. "New Varieties Herald an Apple Comeback.", Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune, 14 Sept. 2011. Retrieved on 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ Courtney, Ross. "Yakima Apples Part of Super Bowl Bet.", Yakima Herald-Republic, 3 Mar. 2015. Retrieved on 22 July 2015.