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Weirouge apple

A red-fleshed apple variety from Germany.  Most red-fleshed apples have a poor flavour but we understand Weirouge has a sweeter flavour than other red-fleshed apples and a crisper flesh.  There has been some commercial interest in it.

For more details about this variety see the website of Nigel Deacon who specialises in red fleshed apples.

Last updated 13 Dec 2010.

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Current rating: 4.5 out of 5. Total votes cast: 10

Visitor comments

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30 Jun 2018 
chilling hours required?

17 Jun 2018 
chilling hours required?

16 Aug 2017 
This can be a very tasty apple but its flavour varies from year to year. In a hot season with warm evenings the flesh doesn't colour up very well and the fruits (in my garden at least; midlands, UK) is distinctly tart with a bitter aftertaste; not pleasant eating. In these years Weirouge is best used for cooking or cider. In a good year I'd rate the taste at about 4; other years it's down to 3 (neither like nor dislike) or even 2 (slightly unpalateable).

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A red-fleshed apple variety which has been used as the basis for commercial development of new red-fleshed apples.

Weirouge phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Germany
  • Introduced: early 20th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1572


  • Fruit colour: Red


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days
  • Vitamin C content: Medium


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4 Estimated
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit

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Weirouge identification photos from website visitors

Weirouge showing red pips
Weirouge showing red pips

Copyright: Nigel Deacon


Copyright: Nigel Deacon

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