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. 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. The Autumn Glory variety is a hybrid of the Fuji (apple) and Golden Delicious apple with a red coloring on a yellow background. 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.
|Hybrid parentage||'Fuji' x 'Golden Delicious'|
|Origin||Washington (state), USA|
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.
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