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Erwin Bauer apple

Eating apple. Medium size fruit, deep yellow skin with stripes. Flesh especially hard and crisp with sweet aromatic flavor.

USDA identification images for Erwin Bauer

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

    Visitor reviews

    • 18 Oct 2014  BC, Canada
      Rather disappointing - bought at the UBC Apple Festival Oct 18, 2014. Tough skin, not particularly crisp, and somewhat flavourless. Some say this is best to keep for a couple of months to develop flavour. I will try this and report back!

    Tree register

    United States


    • Ann in Manturovo, KOSTROMA OBLAST

    Harvest records for this variety

    2015 season

    • November  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Duchess of Oldenburg x Cox possibly???
    • Originates from: Germany
    • Introduced: 1928


    • Country of origin: Germany
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour: Green / Red
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Fruit size: Average


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
    • Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Picking month: October
    • Picking period: mid-October
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


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

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Erwin Bauer apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Erwin Bauer:



    • Apples for the 21st Century
      Author: Manhart
      Listed as Erwin Baur

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