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Erwin Bauer apple tree

Erwin Bauer is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

Erwin Bauer is a fine-flavored eating apple, which was raised in the inter-war period. It is thought to be a seedling of Duchess of Oldenburg, possibly pollinated by Cox, but its hard dense flesh and late ripening time are not particularly reminscent of either of these varieties. However the flavor has some of the aromatic qualities associated with Cox.

Erwin Bauer apple trees for sale

You can pre-order for spring 2025

  • Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock
    Out of stock

Erwin Bauer characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 4 (-34C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colorGreen / Red

Similar varieties

  • See also Cox's Orange Pippin
    Cox's Orange Pippin
    Cox is widely considered to have the best flavor of any dessert apple variety.
  • See also Duchess of Oldenburg
    Duchess of Oldenburg
    An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness.