Red Windsor ®
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.