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Aargauer Weinapfel

Summary: At one time widely grown in northwestern Switzerland, primarily as a cider apple.

Identification: Small to medium. Round conic with pronounced angular, faintly ribbed faces and pronounced, irregular knobs surrounding the stem cavity. Green base colour, blushed pale red on the sun-exposed face. Tan-coloured lenticels. The eye is small and tightly closed, set in a narrow, shallow and ribbed basin which is surrounded by an irregular ridge. The stem is short and stout and set in a shallow and tight cavity. There should be no russetting at either end.

Uses: Cider and dessert.

Origins: Assumed to have developed in Canton Aargau (Switzerland).

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

4 weeks

Cold storage: Best used within a month of harvest.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to fire blight.

Harvest: In the first half of the fourth period.

Juice character: Amber, fruity with pear overtones. Sometimes herbal. Acidic.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Cider, Dessert

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