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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.

USDA identification images for Nonnetit Bastard

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.

    Visitor reviews

    • 14 Jan 2012  VEJLE, Denmark
      Karin Susan, I have scion wood I could send you. Contact me.
    • 21 Apr 2009  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  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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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Prinzenapfel (aka Nonnetitte, Melonappie) ?
    • Originates from: Denmark
    • Introduced: 1913


    • Country of origin: Denmark


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

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