Red Windsor ® Apple

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

Attributes

  • Storing: October
  • Picking month: September
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Container
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 2
  • Uses: Eating
  • J Suitable for juicing
  • Relatively trouble-free
  • Any UK district

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