Edelborsdorfer apple trees

Edelborsdorfer apple
  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Uses: Eating fresh

Edelborsdorferer is a very old apple variety, originating from central Europe - possibly from the area around the town of Borsdorf, near Leipzig, in the 16th century.

The variety is known by numerous other names. It was also grown in England where it was known as Queen Charlotte's apple after the wife of King George II. It may also have been used in an old English pudding recipe called "Apple Charlotte".

For such an old variety it has a surprisingly modern "bi-colored" appearance - it is a mid-size yellow-green apple with an attractive pink-red flush where the sun catches it.

The flesh is firm to crisp, and the flavor is sweet, with a wine-like tang.

Edelborsdorfer apple trees for sale

Mature height*
1-year Edelborsdorfer apple trees bare-root
G.935 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.

Edelborsdorfer characteristics


  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter


  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer


  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)


  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Period of origin: 1500 - 1549
  • Fruit color: Green / Yellow
  • Fruit size: Average
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