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Nonnetit Bastard apple

We are grateful to Mr J. Olsen of Vejle, Denmark for information about this variety.

Nonnetit Bastard was first described in 1913 - at which time it was already widely grown in the south-eastern part of Jutland, mostly around the city of Kolding.  It was subsequently included in the book "Fruit Varieties of Denmark" by Anton Pedersen, published in 1940.

It is considered a high quality desert apple, which keeps quite well.


The following information was provided by Mr Christoffersen of Denmark:

Also frequent in coastal parts af southern Sweden (I have one tree myself in Kalmar Län) and elected "Apple of the Region" for the region af Blekinge.

Visitor reviews

  • 14 Jan 2012  Johnny Olsen,  VEJLE, Denmark
    Karin Susan, I have scion wood I could send you. Contact me.
  • 21 Apr 2009  Karin Susan,  PIEDMONT, Italy
    I would like to know more about this apple. I lived in Danmark for some years and I loved eating the local apple varieties. I would like to grow some of these apple types. Anyone selling trees, grafts?
  • 25 Aug 2008  Johnny Olsen,  VEJLE, Denmark
    I like the apple so much because of its nice flavour and texture - crisp, juicy and with a good sweet flavour with some almond-like aroma. Season is October-February. Not much haunted by diseases, but can have some non-crucial canker-swellings like its probable German mother variety, Prinzenapfel (aka Nonnetitte, Melonappie). It is not grown commercially, but deserves much more attention, recently it has been re-introduced in Danish gardens due to the rising interest in traditional varieties.

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New Zealand


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Prinzenapfel (aka Nonnetitte, Melonappie) ?
  • Introduced: 1913
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1184


  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Ploidy: Diploid


  • Country of origin: Denmark

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