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Baya Marisa® apple

Baya® Marisa is a modern red-fleshed apple variety, developed by the Bayerisches Obstzentrum (Bavarian Fruit Centre) in Germany.  We are grateful to Dr. Michael Neumüller of Bayerisches Obstzentrum for the following information and hope to be able to try some of these apples ourselves next season.

The apples appear on the outside to be typical medium-sized red apples with some attractive lenticels (white specks on the skin).  However when the apple is sliced open the unusual and striking red-flesh is revealed.

Red-fleshed apples are rare but not unknown.  Red Devil is a popular garden apple variety in the UK which has some bleeding of the red skin colour into the flesh, a characteristic sometimes found in apples related to Discovery.  However the extent of the red colouration in Baya® Marisa is far greater.  Some crab-apples also have red-flesh, but they usually have unacceptable eating flavour.  Baya® Marisa apparently has a good flavour.

Baya® Marisa is a heavy-cropping apple variety (thinning of the fruitlets in late spring is beneficial).  Like most apple varieties it is self-sterile and requires a pollination partner.  It promises to be a useful apple variety for gardeners, with some resistance to scab.

Baya® Marisa is picked at the end of September and will store in normal conditions until January.

Baya® Marisa is a registered apple variety in Germany and the European Union.

This variety is marketed in the UK as 'Tickled Pink'.

Last updated 17 May 2011.

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Current rating: 2.8 out of 5. Total votes cast: 6

Visitor comments

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01 Apr 2012 
2011 first year, very nice pink/red blossom, picked 4 apples which were app. 80mm, full red blush and almost internal for 90% red. Taste was good, a bit tart, like Boskoop, probably good cooker. Moderat growth. Survived -17 C this winter, now a lot of flower buds.

04 Dec 2010 
How could I get some more info on this apple, would like to get some trees in my property in Brazil...

17 Jan 2010 
Would like more information on tree vigor, bloom time (period), tast. Hope that Baya gets to the USA, looks beautiful. Ted

11 Jan 2010 
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A modern red-fleshed apple variety with a good flavour, developed in Germany, and also known as Tickled Pink.

Baya Marisa phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Weirouge
  • Originates from: Germany
  • Introduced: 2009
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1245


  • Fruit colour: Red


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape Slices are pink after cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Attractive features: Attractive blossom
  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates


  • Scab  - Some resistance

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

See also:

Also known as

  • Tickled Pink

Baya Marisa identification photos from website visitors


Copyright: Bayerisches Obstzentrum


Copyright: Bayerisches Obstzentrum

Fruit tree register

Do you have a tree of this variety in your garden or orchard? If so please register the details here and contribute to our international register of fruit trees.

The following Baya Marisa trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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  • Samuel in JäMjö, SVERIGE

Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • 22nd April  2012  - tree owned by Karel in Alem, Netherlands

2011 season

  • 18th April  2011  - tree owned by Karel in Alem, Netherlands

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2012 season

    2011 season

    • 1st week September  2011  - tree owned by Karel in Alem, Netherlands

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