All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

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.

Glockenapfel identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
©Crown Copyright more >

  • Glockenapfel
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

  • Glockenapfel
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

Visitor reviews

  • 03 Apr 2020  Mathias,  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.

Tree register

United States

New Zealand

Harvest records for this variety

2013 season

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


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2055
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1948-613


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth

Also known as

  • Pomme Cloche

Offspring of this variety

Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

©2019 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.

You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.