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Pollination group:

Achimer Golden Reinette

Synonyms: Achimer Goldrenette, Celler Dickstiel, Donnerhorst, Krugers Dickstiel, Sulzbacher Liebling, Woltmanns Renette, , Feldkirchner Renette, Kaltmanns Renette, Kr├╝gers Goldrenette

Summary: A German heritage cultivar from the 1800s. Excellent eating apple, as well as baking, juice and cider.

Identification: Medium tending to large size, round tending to flat-round. The base colour is green over which is a tight pattern of bright red striping to the point where it looks almost like a wash on the sun exposed face. The calyx is small and closed, set in a shallow basin. The stem is short and thick, set in a moderately deep and narrow cavity. The russeting in the stem cavity extend up almost onto the shoulder.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream-coloured, fine-grained, tender. Juicy. Mild sweetness and refreshingly tart. Aromatic.

Uses: Generally regarded as a fresh eating apple, but also ranks high as a baking apple. Also favoured as a cider apple.

Origins: Originated prior to 1850 in the Mecklenburg region of northern Germany.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Upright spreading. Produces annually with generous crops.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps three months in cold storage

Vulnerabilities: Slightly susceptible to scab and powdery mildew

Harvest: In the middle of the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Cider, Dessert, Eating

Pollination group: F

Pollination day: 22