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Mantet apple

An attractive red-flushed early-season apple variety from Manitoba in Canada.  The name is a combination of "man" for Manitoba, and "tet" from Tetofsky, one of the parent varieties.

Thanks to Canadian apple enthusiast David Maxwell for bringing this to our attention.  He describes it as "sweet, tangy, juicy", and notes that it has a much strong flavor than many other early varieties.

USDA identification images for Mantet

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

    • 16 Aug 2015  NOVA SCOTIA, Canada
      Ripe, (and falling) Aug. 16, 2015 in Nova Scotia, Canada, zone 5b. Very scab-prone. (I don't spray for scab). Fruit rather soft and mealy for eating out of hand, but makes good , tasty sauce. And, like most early varieties, will not keep, even in refrigeration, for more than a few days, so one has to be prepared to get involved in cooking within a few days of harvest.
    • 23 Aug 2012  WI, United States
      bought Mantet apples in late July, tasty and beautiful AND organic. I was impressed with the deep but clear flavor although storage time was not long at all

    Tree register

    United States


    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2010 season

    • 15th May  2010  - tree owned by David in Middle Lahave, Canada

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2015 season

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

    2010 season

    • 3rd week August  2010  - tree owned by David in Middle Lahave, Canada


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: McIntosh x Tetofsky
    • Originates from: Manitoba, Canada
    • Introduced: 1930s
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1963-106


    • Country of origin: Canada
    • Fruit colour: Red


    • Picking season: Early
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-3 days
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Mantet:

    United States


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