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Aargauer Jägerapfel

Synonyms: Sometimes referred to as the Rheinischen Winterrambur. Also known as Kuttiger Jägerapfel, Harderapfel and Streifling

Summary: Found as a wild seedling in Switzerland prior to 1800.

Identification: Large, round to conic. The base colour is greenish yellow, over which is a orange-red wash primarily on the sun exposed face. The base colour varies from pale green to yellowish when fully ripe, but this is almost completely covered with a deep red wash and marked with darker scattered stripes. Small, greyish lenticels with yellowish halos.

Characteristics: The flesh is pale green, fine grained and crunchy. Juicy and refreshingly tangy.

Uses: A cooking apple, also used for cider making.

Origins: Originated in the Canton Aargau (Switzerland) prior to 1800s, presumably as a wild seedling.

Cultivation: Weakly vigorous. Biennial but produces large harvests, to the point where the branches require support.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months in cold storage

Harvest: Late in the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Cooking, Culinary, Cider

Pollination group: F


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