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Purpurroter Cousinot

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in either The Netherlands or Germany. Described in 1766. Fruits have firm, yellowish white flesh with a sweet, vinous flavour.

Badener Reinette, Blutapfel, Buraczek, Carmoisinroter Kastanienapfel, Carmosinroter Kastanien Apfel, CervenT tvrde, Christkindapfel, Cousinette Rouge Pourpre, Cousinot Purpuriu, Cousinot Rouge d'Hiver, Cousinotte Rouge d'Hiver, Cousinotte Rouge Pourpre, Cousinotte Rouge Pourpre d'Hiver, Cousinotte Rouge-Pourpre, Cousinotte Rouge-Pourpre d'Hiver, Coussinot Pourpre, Doxener rote Reinette, Doxener Rothe Reinette, Eisen Apfel, Eisenapfel, Englische Buschel Reinette, Englische Buschel-Reinette, Englische Buschelreinette, Englische Buschreinette, Gemeine Reinette, Gestreifter Knacker, Gestreifter Weinling, Grosser Kollerapfel, Grosser Roter Pilgrim, Grosser Rother Pilgrim, Heusher, Jablko cervene tvrde, Jaegerapfel, Jagd Apfel, Jagdapfel, Jaogerapfel, Jerusalemsaeble, Jerusalemsoeble, Jungfernapfel, Koller Apfel, Kollerapfel, Krvous, Kuxino Purpurovoe, Kuzynek, Mela di Cuccina rosso porporo, Petite-Cousinotte d'Hiver, Preciosa, Pretiosa, Purpurrod Cousinot, Purpurroter Winter Cousinot, Reinette Rouge, Rhoner, Roode Shager, Roode Zoete, Rote Reinette, Rote Renette, Roter, Roter Henscher, Roter Taffet Apfel, Roter Taffetapfel, Rother Heuscher, Rother Reinette, Rother Taffet, Rother Taffetapfel, Taffetas Rouge, Tvrde Cerven, Veralma, Weinachtsapfel, Winter Cousinot
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1958 - 064


Accession name
Purpurroter Cousinot
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
medium 1
Oblong 1
62.09 mm 1
66.78 mm 1
very weak 1
absent 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
low-medium 1
coarse 1
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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