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Twenty Ounce apple

Last updated 16 Oct 2014.

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Current rating: 4.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2

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19 Apr 2017 
Mrs L J Miller, Scott Farm in VT has these apples! If you're ever in the area, come pick some up! -Ali

20 Sep 2015 
This is a terrific baking apple due to its lovely firm, tart, crisp flesh that holds up well to heat. It's a little tart for eating right out of hand, but this is the very best of all the baking apples. It's large size means less time spent peeling and coring, which is a plus as far as I'm concerned. Want an apple pie without the hassle of making pastry? BAKED APPLE: Half core a few, fill the void with butter, sugar, a pinch of salt, & dried fruit (if desired). Bake @ 350° until a paring knife slips in easily. You can even speed up the process by baking them in your microwave. Sooo quick & easy, and sooo delicious! NOTE TO THE ORCHARDS: If you have this 20 Ounce variety, please make it known via a Google search using the words: "20 Ounce baking apples" -- I would literally drive for hours to get a few bushels!

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Fruit very large, yellow-green flushed red-orange. Juicy, sweet flesh.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1840s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1963
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2000-095


  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Flesh colour: Yellow to Very Yellow
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit size: Variable
  • Fruit size: Very large
  • Fruit shape: Short-round-conical
  • Fruit shape: Round
  • Fruit shape: Round-conical
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Shape features (vertical view): Lop-sided, unequal sides, irregular
  • Shape features (vertical view): Ribs more pronounced at apex, toward basin
  • Shape features (vertical view): Variable, dissimilar shapes
  • Shape uniformity: Lack Uniformity in size & shape
  • Shape uniformity: Uniform in size, Variable in shape
  • Russet % coverage: Medium
  • Russet % coverage: Low
  • Russet % coverage: Absent
  • Basin russet: Little, light russet
  • Basin russet: Usually Russet free


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Drying
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style: Honeyed / Scented
  • Harvest period: Late season


  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer


  • Cedar apple rust  - Very susceptible

References and further reading about this variety

  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as highly susceptible - control always needed where CAR is prevalent.

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

Twenty Ounce identification photos from official fruit collections

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Twenty Ounce identification photos from website visitors

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United States


  • Bec in Coleraine, VICTORIA
  • Hayden in Winslow, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • 13th October  2018  - tree owned by Bec in Coleraine, Australia

2017 season

  • October  2017  - tree owned by Bec in Coleraine, Australia

2012 season

  • May  2012  - tree owned by David in Buckhannon, United States

2011 season

  • May  2011  - tree owned by Kris in Holden, United States
  • May  2011  - tree owned by David in Buckhannon, United States

2010 season

  • May  2010  - tree owned by Kris in Holden, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

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          2010 season

          • 2nd week October  2010  - tree owned by Kris in Holden, United States

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