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Glockenapfel apple

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.

USDA identification images for Glockenapfel

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.

    Offspring of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 03 Apr 2020  NONE, Austria
      One of the best for applepie and cider production. Very rich flavour and mild , not to much sweetness. Goes well together with Boskoop. I really like this apple very much.

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    New Zealand

    Harvest records for this variety

    2013 season

    • 4th week April  2013  - tree owned by Katrina in Nelson, New Zealand


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1948-613


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Flowering group: 3
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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