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Apple (Malus) Red Windsor®
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Red Windsor ®

Apple

Parentage: Cox’s Orange Pippin x Duchess of Oldenburg

Description: Red Windsor is one of the easiest and most reliable apple varieties. Self-fertile which produces heavy crops of delicious red fruit. A good balance of sweet and sharp flavour, slightly sharper than Cox. An ideal garden variety that has an easy, compact growth, is frost hardy and has good disease resistance. Grown on a small scale commercially in the UK.

History: Developed in Herefordshire in 1985 as a red sport of Alkmene, a German variety. The sport was cloned from a branch from a Alkmene tree in Herefordshire. Alkmene was originally known as Early Windsor but renamed 'Sweet Lilibert' by school children in 1998.

General attributes

Comparatively trouble free Comparatively trouble free
Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district

Uses for this variety

Good Eater Eating
Suitable for juicing Juice

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 2 Flowering group 2
Self-fertile Self-fertile
Very good pollinator Very good pollinator
Disease resistance Disease resistance
Suitable for patio Suitable for patio
Picking month Mid September Picking month Mid September
Stores until October Stores until October