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Red Berlepsch apple

Crisp, juicy, aromatic and fine-textured white flesh with a high Vitamin C content.

USDA identification images for Red Berlepsch

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

    • 23 May 2023  Vienna, Austria
      You should pick them as late as possible (end of October). Then, only in November/December they turn into excellent apples!
    • 23 May 2023  Vienna, Austria
      This is one of the best apples. The taste is similar to Topaz. Berlepsch apples should be picked not earlier than in the middle of October (in late years also end of the month). They have to be stored till November/December, only then they are ready! The trouble is, that the tree needs a lot of attention (pruning). Big trees become very dense and almost impossible to prune. Therefore dwarfing rootstocks (e.g. M26) are considered to be better than seedlings. Moreover, this variety (grafted on seedlings) is not a reliable bearer. The soil has to be good and the climate not too rough... a capricious variety but the taste is even better than Topaz.
    • 08 Sep 2014  PA, United States
      Picked 28 august. One apple was ripe, the other two were green. The ripe one tasted slightly tart with after taste of lemon. Peel was sweeter than rest of apple. Next year will let apples ripen on tree.

    Tree register

    United States

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2015 season

    • 30th April  2015  - tree owned by Michael in Glen Rock, United States

    2014 season

    • 4th May  2014  - tree owned by Mike in , United States

    2012 season

    • 6th May  2012  - tree owned by Florian in Brush Prairie, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2017 season

    • 3rd week September  2017  - tree owned by Jon in Shaw Island, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Ananas Reinette x Ribston Pippin
    • Originates from: Germany
    • Introduced: 1880


    • Country of origin: Germany

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Red Berlepsch:

    United States

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