Erwin Bauer apple trees

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Eating fresh

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 characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter Aromatic
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Average

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit color: Green / Red
  • Fruit size: Average

Similar varieties

  • See also Cox's Orange Pippin
    Cox's Orange Pippin
    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any 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.