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Altländer Klunsterapfel

Synonyms: Altlander Klunsterapfel, Klunster

Identification: Medium tending to large, round. The base colour is green over which is a brick red blush on the sun-exposed face. The calyx is large and open, set in a moderately shallow basin. The stem is stout and short, set in a shallow and narrow cavity which is russeted with rays often extending over the shoulder.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, fine-grained and firm. Sweet and verging on sharp, but very mild flavour.

Uses: Dessert, also used for cooking and cider.

Origins: Widely grown in the area of Altland (Germany) during the 1800s and into the middle 1900s, but has since fallen from favour.

Cultivation: Strongly biennial. Ready for harvest in the middle of the fifth period. Grows to 14 metres on its own roots.

Ploidism: Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps three months in storage

Vulnerabilities: Resistant to scab.

Type(s): Cooking, Cider, Dessert

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 11


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