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Burgundy apple

Fruit is large, round, very intense pigment, almost blackish red. Solid blush without stripes. Skin is smooth and glossy. Flesh crisp, subacid, very good eating quality. Fruits hang well for 3 weeks after harvest ripe. Storage life is short, no more than a month.

Burgundy identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 04 May 2021  Cynthia,  ONTARIO, Canada
    I agree with Stacey, best apple I have ever eaten! Also very difficult to find. I tried this variety when living in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, an area famous for growing apples in Canada. I haven’t been able to find these apples again. It had a deep, dark skin with very crisp, bright white flesh that had streaks of the dark skin colour staining the flesh as you bite. At the time I thought this should be the apple in Disney’s Snow White. Delicious!
  • 04 Oct 2018  Stacey,  WY, United States
    BEST APPLE I HAVE EVER EATEN... Extremely prolific fruit-bearing tree!!!
  • 18 Mar 2018  J.Walla,  NORTH DAKOTA, United States
    Wonderful flavor and texture for fresh eating when harvested as soon as background color goes from green to creamy-yellow. Also excellent flavor for baking, lending a sort of spicy flavor to pies. Excellent for drying, with dried apples actually having a great flavor as compared to the normal blah flavor of most dried apples. Storage time is short, no more than three weeks before it starts getting too soft and losing flavor. Very productive annual fruiting.
  • 09 Jul 2014  Michelle Wichman,  IOWA, United States
    Burgundy is a favorite for pies at Wilson's Orchard in Iowa City. I worked in the bakery last year and people who know of Burgundy's best kept secret of fantastic tasting pies place orders for dozens to keep in their freezer and serve year-round. Burgundy is sweet-tart and won't break down completely when baking leaving small tasty surprises in your mouth. Yum!

Tree register

United States

Spring blossom records for this variety

2016 season

  • June  2016  - tree owned by B. in Searsmont, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2016 season

  • 3rd week September  2016  - tree owned by B. in Searsmont, United States


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Monroe x (Macoun x Antonovka)
  • Originates from: Geneva, New York, United States
  • Introduced: 1970s
  • Developed by: New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1641
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1975-035


  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Flesh colour: White to Greenish to Greenish Yellow
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit shape: Round
  • Fruit shape: Oblong-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Drying
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style: Vinous
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Poor
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999


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

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


  • Scab  - Some susceptibility
  • Mildew  - Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight  - Very susceptible
  • Cedar apple rust  - Some susceptibility

Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer Burgundy apple trees for sale:

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States



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

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