Glockenapfel is a very old apple, still grown quite widely in central Europe, and particularly Switzerland. It is primarily a cooking apple, and is the traditional variety used for Apple Strudel.
It is thought to get its name from the characteristic bell-like shape.
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.
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