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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'.

Baya Marisa identification images

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USDA identification images for Baya Marisa

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

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    Visitor reviews

    • 01 Apr 2012  ALEM, Netherlands
      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  SAO PAULO/BRASIL, United States
      How could I get some more info on this apple, would like to get some trees in my property in Brazil...
    • 17 Jan 2010  OR, United States
      Would like more information on tree vigor, bloom time (period), tast. Hope that Baya gets to the USA, looks beautiful. Ted
    • 11 Jan 2010  United Kingdom
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    Tree register






    • Samuel in JäMjö, SVERIGE

    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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    Harvest records for this variety

    2011 season

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


    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Weirouge
    • Introduced: 2009


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavor style (apples): Sharper
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Cooking result: Keeps shape
    • Discoloration of fruit: No discoloration (Good for drying)


    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)


    • Country of origin: Germany
    • Period of origin: 2000
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Green

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Baya Marisa apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

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