Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. Said to have originated either in the garden of the Duke of Augustenberg, Castle of Graefenstein, Schleswig-Holstein or in Italy or Southern Tyrol and sent to Schleswig-Holstein, or scions from Italy sent home by a brother of Count Chr. Ahlefeldt of Graasten Castle, South Jutland. It is thought to have arrived in Denmark in about 1669. Fruits have crisp, rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a pleasant mixture of sweetness and acidity with a distinctive flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Mother to:
Dulmener Rosenapfel

Father to:
James Lawson
Adersleber Calville

All-Red Gravenstein

large 2

Culinary / Dessert 2

Truncate conical 2

64.00 mm 2

74.00 mm 2

medium-strong 2

Ground Colour
Orange 2

Over Colour
Orange 2

Medium 2

crisp 2

fine 2

Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 215   fingerprint   check_circle

Accession name

Flowering time
28th April 10% flowering
3rd May Full (80%) flowering
10th May 90% petal fall

Picking time
Early September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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