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Bismarck

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

This apple was named after Prince Bismarck the German Chancellor. Its origin is variously reported as Bismarck, Tasmania; Carisbrooke, Australia; and Canterbury, New Zealand. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1887.Fruits have firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh with an acid flavour. Cooks well.

Synonyms:
Bismarck-appel, Bismarckapfel, Bismarckapfel aus Neuseeland, Bismarckovo, Bismarcksapple, Bismark, Bismarkovo jablko, Furst Bismarck, Pomme Bismarck, Prince Bismarck, Prince Bismark
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Mother to:
Fiessers Erstling
Victory (Carpenter)
Father to:
S.T. Wright
Bushey Grove
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
78.50mm 2
Width
92.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked/mottled 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1948 - 653

  

Accession name
Bismarck
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register