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Fruit tree comparison - Duchess of Oldenburg
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Duchess of Oldenburg

An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Easy
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 2
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Precocity? Precocious
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Early
Use / keeping? 1 week
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Sharper
Cooking result Puree

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Good

Identification

Country of origin Russia
Period of origin 1750 - 1799
Fruit colour Red striped
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green