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Mantet apple

An attractive red-flushed early-season apple variety from Manitoba in Canada.  The name is a combination of "man" for Manitoba, and "tet" from Tetofsky, one of the parent varieties.

Thanks to Canadian apple enthusiast David Maxwell for bringing this to our attention.  He describes it as "sweet, tangy, juicy", and notes that it has a much strong flavor than many other early varieties.

Last updated 04 Sep 2010.

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Current rating: 5.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2

Visitor comments

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16 Aug 2015 
Ripe, (and falling) Aug. 16, 2015 in Nova Scotia, Canada, zone 5b. Very scab-prone. (I don't spray for scab). Fruit rather soft and mealy for eating out of hand, but makes good , tasty sauce. And, like most early varieties, will not keep, even in refrigeration, for more than a few days, so one has to be prepared to get involved in cooking within a few days of harvest.

23 Aug 2012 
bought Mantet apples in late July, tasty and beautiful AND organic. I was impressed with the deep but clear flavor although storage time was not long at all

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An early-season apple variety from Canada.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: McIntosh x Tetofsky
  • Originates from: Manitoba, Canada
  • Introduced: 1930s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1573
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1963-106


  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Bultitude apple group: 7. Flushed / striped, some russeting, sweet


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

Relationships to other varieties

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References and further reading about this variety

  • Appleman CA  
    List of apple descriptions - quite interesting

Mantet identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Mantet identification photos from website visitors

Fruit tree register

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

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2010 season

  • 15th May  2010  - tree owned by David in MIDDLE LAHAVE, Canada

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2010 season

  • 3rd week August  2010  - tree owned by David in MIDDLE LAHAVE, Canada

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