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Viking apple

Very deep, dark maroon to purple color. Highly aromatic. Crisp and juicy, richly flavorful with acid component. Outstanding flavor retention when cooked. Keeps about 1 month.

Viking identification photos

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Visitor reviews

  • 15 Sep 2013  John Kaar,  United States
    Grew this variety when we lived in SW OH. My favorite applesauce variety because of its aromatic flavor and noticeable vanilla note. Cooks down well. Not the best variety for fresh eating, but the first OK eating apple from our orchard.
  • 12 Dec 2012  Paul Schwabe,  WI, United States
    Very tasty early apple but hard to grow in southern Wisconsin. Some years it was good and others not able to harvest as the flesh would be rotten around the core in hot summers.

Tree register

United States

Spring blossom records for this variety

2019 season

  • 20th April  2019  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

2018 season

  • 23rd April  2018  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2019 season

  • 1st week August  2019  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: United States
  • Developed by: PRI (Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Co Op)
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1967


  • Cedar apple rust  - Some resistance

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States



  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as resistant - control only needed under high disease pressure.

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