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Pollination group:

Aargauer Herrenapfel

Synonyms: Herrenapfel (the Reinette de Champagne is also known by this synonym), SŸssreinette, Sweet Reinette, Backapfel, Gelbweiler, Mattleapfel, Erdbeerapfel, Erdbeerapfel, Pomme Messieurs d'Argovie

Summary: Originating in the Swiss Canton of Aargau, this apple dates back to the 1700s.

Identification: Medium to large size. Round conic. Base colour is pale yellow over which is a pattern of red striping, faint and scattered on the shaded side, dense on the sun exposed face. Lenticels are large and tan to light brown. The stem is short and medium thick, set in a deep, funnel-shaped and russetted cavity. The eye is large and open, set in a wide, ribbed basin. Look for scattered, large, brownish lenticels.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, fine grained. Quite juicy and sweet-tart.

Uses: Mostly used for cooking but can also be eaten fresh, makes wonderful dried apple rings. Also used for cider.

Origins: 1700s Canton Aargau, Switzerland

Cultivation: Weakly vigorous. Biennial. Prefers light soils. Tolerates cool climates. Slow to develop when young, but develops heavy harvests once mature.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to two months. Skin tends to become waxy in storage.

Harvest: In the latter half of the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Cooking, Culinary, Cider, Eating

Pollination group: F

Pollination day: 23