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Tree comparisons



Apple trees
Alkmene

Alkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavor.
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Using


Apple trees
Alkmene
Picking seasonMid
UsesEating fresh
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
Flavor style (apples)Aromatic
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
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Growing


Apple trees
Alkmene
Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Pollination group2
VigourAverage vigour
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Organic cultureSuitable
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Disease resistance


Apple trees
Alkmene
General resistanceGood
ScabVery resistant
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Climate


Apple trees
Alkmene
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
(6) -10F / -23C
(7) 0F / -18C
(8) 10F / -12C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Frost resistance of blossomSusceptible
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Identification


Apple trees
Alkmene
Country of originGermany
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Fruit colorOrange / Red
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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