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Freiherr von Berlepsch apple tree

Freiherr von Berlepsch apples
Freiherr von Berlepsch is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

This 19th century German apple variety is a good quality dessert eating apple. It is known particularly for its pineapple-like flavor, although the intensity of this can vary considerably.

Freiherr von Berlepsch apple trees for sale

  • Medium 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock
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Historical details

Freiherr von Berlepsch is a cross of two classic European varieties, Ribston Pippin from England and Ananas Reinette from the Netherlands - the latter is also known for its pineapple flavor.

Freiherr von Berlepsch characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshJuice
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Aromatic
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colorOrange flush
  • Fruit sizeAverage