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Pollination group:

Birkenfelder Rotapfel

Synonyms: Birkenfelder Rot├Ąpfelchen

Identification: Small tending to medium size. Conic. Base colour is yellow over which is a deep crimson wash

Characteristics: The flesh is white with reddish veins. Sweet-tart and aromatic.

Uses: Best known for its deep red, highly flavourful apple jelly

Origins: Originated during the first half of the 1800s in the Birkenfeld region of southwestern Germany's Rheinland.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Trees tend to grow comparatively small. Tends to bear best crops every other year.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: Used as a fresh eating apple but also used for jelly and baked apples. Traditionally used for Christmas decoration.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to scab.

Harvest: Late in the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Jelly