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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.

Mantet identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 16 Aug 2015  David Maxwell,  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  Phil,  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
  • Parentage: McIntosh x Tetofsky
  • Originates from: Manitoba, Canada
  • Introduced: 1930s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1573
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1963-106


  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Bultitude apple group: 7. Flushed / striped, some russeting, sweet


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

Offspring of this variety

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States


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