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Bundy's Ringwood Red apple

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

USDA identification images for Bundy's Ringwood Red

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.

    Visitor reviews

    • 14 Jan 2021  LONDON, United Kingdom
      I haven't tasted it, but here's the description from Bernwode Trees:
    • 17 Jun 2012  NORTH YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
      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  CLACKMANNANSHIRE, United Kingdom
      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  THURGAU, Switzerland
      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  AUSTRALIA, Australia
      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  WILTSHIRE, United Kingdom
      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  United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2012 season

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

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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: United Kingdom


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom


    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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