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Redsleeves apple

Red flushed, smooth skinned, dessert variety. Sweet, lightly aromatic, crisp, juicy flesh; can be weakly flavored.

Redsleeves identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
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Harvest records for this variety

2011 season

  • 4th week August  2011  - tree owned by Ute in Kilfenora, Ireland


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Exeter Cross x scab resistant seedling.
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1967
  • Developed by: East Malling Research
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1872
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1975-058


  • Fruit colour: Red / Green


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1 week


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Good


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

See also:

  • Greensleeves - Redsleeves and Greensleeves were both developed at East Malling Research station (although not related).


  • Scab  - Some resistance

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