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Bundy's Ringwood Red apple

Last updated 10 Jun 2010.

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17 Jun 2012 
I bought 2 Bundys Ringwood Red trees from Bernwode Plants in Oxfordshire about 5 years go, and presume they grafted some of Marks cuttings onto vigorous rootstock of their own. One espalier, one standard; the espalier has done far better than the standard- the tree seems to like the warm wall. Both trees seem to take a year off producing fruit, and then do it vigorously the following, but that may be more to do with my brutal winter pruning. Both trees- and I believe this is true of all red apples- are very vulnerable to bugs and disease. Red spider will devastate them in days and so they need 2 heavy doses of winter wash - I do it December and early March, not just the tree but 1 metre surrounding the trunk, and bug spray twice in the summer months. I also put sticky tape on to stop bugs crawling up and laying eggs in the buds. It sounds a lot of work but it's the only way of keeping them healthy, and now they're both of a decent size. The pruning has also made them much stronger... The remarkable aspect of the apples is that the dark purple skin stains the apple a deep bright solid pink all the way through. It contains 8 to 10 times more vitamin C than a supermarket apple and has fantastic antioxidant properties. With its copper-beech type leaves and bark, and beautiful deep pink bunched blossoms, this is a little known but truly remarkable variety.

10 Oct 2010 
I have one of these trees in my garden (it's only 3 years old however), and for the first time, it produced no fruit at all. From last year, I remember the fruit being very tasty indeed, quite crisp though not as sweet as perhaps others have found it. When juiced, it was delicious also. The blossom, being a delightful pinkish red, lit up the garden too.

04 May 2010 
That`s very interesting indeed - hopefully this variety will get some wider recognition. Apples like these use to enrich local markets. I use to grow another red fleshed apple named "Roter Mond" which means'Red Moon'. This one seems to origin from russia as it`s told it got selected by well known breeder mr. Mitschurin decades ago.

06 Feb 2010 
That's an amazing story, Mark! I have never 'met' anyone who's actually *named* a fruit variety. Bundy's Ringwood Red must be a beautiful apple. It's one I have *craved* to grow for a long time, but as I live in Australia the chance of ever obtaining one are remote. It's a frustrating situation! Plants are almost impossible to bring into this country, though seeds are fine.

22 Jan 2010 
I can tell you all about this apple as I found it and named it! It is indeed from Ringwood in the south of England. I worked for a friend of the family as a gardener and whilst clearing a rather large plot of land I came across a very old and established apple tree, some 18" or so around. I beleive it was mid Sept so apples where abound. The apple is sumwhat interesting as it is small and a very deep red, once bitten into I found the flesh also a deep red and very sweet to taste. Unfortunately Donald past away and I felt it rather fitting to find out about the tree that got us so intreagued, I went to several apple growers who could not identify the apple, so one grower did quite considerable research but came up with nothing other than they wanted some, so i gathered many sticks which I beleive were grafted to other stocks. I now had to name the newly found spicies, my friends name was Donald Bundy! Hence - "Bundy's Ringwood Red"

01 Jan 2010 
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We have no information about this variety, other than that it probably originates from Ringwood in the southern UK.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1243


  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

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2012 season

  • 2nd May  2012  - tree owned by Alan in Newport-On-Tay, United Kingdom

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