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Apple "Holstein"

Regular price $41.50 CAD
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Holstein

Prolific German Eating Apple

            [Acid-medium; Sugar-high; Tannin-low]

Fresh, Culinary, Juice

Sweet, Aromatic, Multi-purpose

Physical Attributes:
  • Shape: Medium-large, round-conical
  • Skin: Red orange blush over thin yellow skin
  • Flesh: Ivory to creamy. Crisp and firm
Flavour:

          Aromatic, spiced citrus peels, pears and pineapples with an intense, heady flavour and deep orange-yellow coloured juice.

Neat History:

          Raised in secret in the backyard garden of an art teacher named Johannes Vahldiek in Eutin, Schleswig-Holstein, but only found after his death (1914-1920ish). It is very prolific in the area, having received national recognition in 1959 and is regional specialty cooked with cabbage.

Growing Attributes:
  • Precocity: Early
  • Vigour: Highly vigorous, spreading habit
  • Disease Tolerance: Average
  • Zone Hardiness: 3-5 (Map Link)
  • Pollination Group: III (Chart) (Triploid, Reportedly Self-Fertile)
  • Cropping: Annual, heavy crop
  • Picking Season: Late September
  • Storage: 6 months
  • Special Care: Spur-bearing

 

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