Burgundy apple trees

Burgundy apple tree
  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing | Cider 

Burgundy is named after the color of its skin, which becomes a deep crimson red when fully ripe - quite an attractive apple.

It is a mid-season variety, ripening in early - mid September. The flavor is good, rather reminscent of Macoun, but like most mid-season varieties it does not keep and the flavor can be sharp in a poor year. However the apples will hang on the tree for several weeks allowing picking over an extended period.

Burgundy apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Burgundy


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Ripens over a period?
  • Overall disease resistance: Poor?
  • Scab: Some susceptibility?
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility?
  • Fireblight: Very susceptible?
  • Cedar apple rust: Some susceptibility?


  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for juice
  • Good for hard cider
  • Drying / Discoloring: Very oxidising?


  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Leaf colour: Green


  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters

Pollination guide for Burgundy

Burgundy is in flowering group 3. Burgundy is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Burgundy apple trees

Burgundy is a useful north-country apple variety, its Antonovka and Macoun parentage lending it good cold hardiness.

The main disadvantage is that it is susceptible to fireblight and cedar apple rust, and best avoided if these are prevalent in your area.

Historical details

Burgundy was developed at the famous New York State Agriculture Experiment Station, Geneva, New York and released in the 1970s. It is descended from Antonovka and Macoun.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Burgundy'