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Fruit tree comparisons


Apple tree
Alkmene

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


Apple tree
Alkmene
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Pollination group2
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
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Using


Apple tree
Alkmene
Picking seasonMid
UsesEating fresh
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
Flavor style (apples)Aromatic
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Disease resistance


Apple tree
Alkmene
General resistanceGood
ScabVery resistant
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Climate


Apple tree
Alkmene
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
(6) -10F / -23C
(7) 0F / -18C
(8) 10F / -12C
Summer maximum temperaturesCold (< 20C / 67F)
Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Apple tree
Alkmene
Country of originGermany
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Fruit colorOrange / Red
AwardsRHS AGM (current)
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