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Redsleeves apple

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

Redsleeves identification images

USDA identification images for Redsleeves

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.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    See also

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

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    United Kingdom


    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.
    • Introduced: 1967
    • Developed by: East Malling Research


    • Picking season: Early
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Organic culture: Suitable


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Red / Green

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Redsleeves:

    United Kingdom


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