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Red Astrachan apple


Eating, cooking and cider apple. Medium sized, crimson colored, flesh is juicy, tart and crisp with good flavor. Very short storage.


Red Astrachan identification photos

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Visitor reviews

  • 05 Dec 2015  Teresa Colby,  Canada
    I have grown an Red Astrachan for two decades. The summer of 2015 fruit was ripe before the end of July here on a south slope on Vancouver Island. Picked from the tree: red, sweet and still crisp, these are an early season treat. Then quickly, only apple sauce is an option.
  • 29 Sep 2015  Lis Van Berkel,  NOVA SCOTIA, Canada
    I believe we have an old Astrachan apple trees on the North Mountain, including two on our acre of land. They are wonderful apples, but more green than red — tart and crisp, but ours get wormy before they really ripen. But I still eat around the spots and make the best apple sauce.
  • 06 Sep 2015  Bobbie Boyer,  PA, United States
    I grew up in western PA and our old farmhouse came with a very old orchard of several different apple varieties. My favorites were Astrachan-- but I have never seen the name written until your website. As I remember those our family called Astrachan were very beautifully striped and not mostly solid red as in your picture. Otherwise description is fairly accurate as I remember. Are there other varieties of Astrachan?
  • 27 Aug 2015  Judy Jahns,  IL, United States
    I believe this is the apple tree we have on our farm. I have old pictures (pre-1940) that show this tree.
  • 23 Oct 2013  Trudi,  MAINE/LINCOLN, United States
    When I was growing up, my family owned a wonderful apple orchard. We had mostly Macs, Delicicious, Gravensteins. Also had Wolf River, Russets, so-called Strawberry apple. Just a few Red Astrachans which were my absolute favorite. Have not had a bite of one for years and miss that experience sorely! Will chase down the two listed sites that grow them here inMaine.

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2011 season

  • 15th May  2011  - tree owned by Pennsylvania in Montrose, United States

2009 season

  • 18th April  2009  - tree owned by Leonard in Roanoke, United States
  • 18th April  2009  - tree owned by Leonard in Roanoke, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2015 season

  • 1st week October  2015  - tree owned by Melody in Hardwick, United States
  • July  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States

2013 season

  • 3rd week July  2013  - tree owned by Alison in Albion, United States

2011 season

  • 2nd week August  2011  - tree owned by Pennsylvania in Montrose, United States

2009 season

  • 3rd week August  2009  - tree owned by Leonard in Roanoke, United States
  • 3rd week August  2009  - tree owned by Leonard in Roanoke, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Russia
  • Introduced: Early 1800s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1859
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1999-084

Identification

  • Flesh colour: White
  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Variable
  • Fruit shape: Flat
  • Fruit shape: Flat-round
  • Fruit shape: Short-round-conical
  • Fruit shape: Round
  • Fruit shape: Round-conical
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Bultitude apple group: 6. Red flushed, smooth, sweet

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Drying
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Flavour style: Sharp / refreshing
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Harvest period: Very early season

Growing

  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer


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