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Pollination group:

Landsberger Reinette

Synonyms: Landsberg, Surprise (there are a number of other apples that use this name, either as the cultivar name or synonym).

Identification: Medium tending to large. Round flattened. The glossy skin is pale yellow with a pale reddish-orange blush on the sun exposed face. The eye is medium size and partly open set in a moderately deep basin surrounded by a vaguely knobbed crown.The stem is medium long and slender, set in a deep and narrow, russeted cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, fine-grained, soft and melting. Juicy and very sweet.

Uses: Dessert and culinary. Also used for making juice.

Origins: Found as a chance seedling and raised in 1840s by Councillor Burchardt at Landsberg/Warthe, Brandenburg (then Germany, now Poland).

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Spur bearer. Precocious. Bears best crops every other year.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months, becoming mealy toward the end.

Vulnerabilities: Sensitive to scab in moist surroundings. Also somewhat sensitive to canker.

Harvest: In the first half of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Culinary, Dessert, Juice

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 11