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Akero apple

Last updated 29 Dec 2013.

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Current rating: 4.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 15

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02 Nov 2015 
We too have similar such variety in our orchard today I came to know its actual name

19 Jan 2012 
I have 2 Akero trees in my collection. Growth wise is similiar to a pear tree. The branchs grow up and not out like most apple trees. Here in Maine, the fruit season is short and the apples must be picked within 7 days or the apples start to fall. Very jucy and spicy flavor.

28 Oct 2011 
One of my favorites, and definitely my favorite Swedish apple. There was an Åkerö tree at the corner of the old farmstead at Karolinska Institutet when I was a post-doc there in the early '80's, and it was still there this summer. From the entrance off Solnavägen closest to the Nobel Forum building (and Stockholm), go straight to the first chance to turn right. It's there at that corner. I had two Åkerös here in Pittsburgh - the mice girdled one, and the other needs more sun to produce.

11 Aug 2011 
Have 2 trees, about 50 & 30 years old. They give fruit every other year, rather hard apples, very juicy and aromatic, can be stored until february. Must be handled carefully. Wonderful to make applejuice, taste fantastic.

29 Jan 2011 
I grew up in the province of sodermanland, south of stockholm. we often visited akero, at the time owned by a family enderlein. the manor was built by a mr. Tessin. court arquitect in the 18th cent. The original tree was and still is standing in the garden there. it is beleived that it was a spontaneous breed. the apple was a winter fruit and stayed fresh till march if kept in a cool space. juice was used to make wine; too. Anders, stockholm

01 Jan 2010 
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An heirloom apple variety from Sweden, quite widely grown in Scandanavia, very handsome fruit.

Akero phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Sweden
  • Introduced: 18th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1217
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1927-013
  • Some historical details taken with kind permission from 'The New Book of Apples' by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards , illustrated by Elisabeth Dowle, published by Ebury Press, 2002.


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

Akero identification photos from official fruit collections

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Akero identification photos from website visitors

Akero apple
Akero apple

Akero blossom
Akero blossom

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2016 season

  • 15th May  2016  - tree owned by Brian in Green Bay, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2016 season

  • 1st week September  2016  - tree owned by Brian in Green Bay, United States
  • 1st week September  2016  - tree owned by Eric in , United States

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