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Weirouge apple


A red-fleshed apple variety from Germany.  Most red-fleshed apples have a poor flavour but we understand Weirouge has a sweeter flavour than other red-fleshed apples and a crisper flesh.  There has been some commercial interest in it.

For more details about this variety see the website of Nigel Deacon who specialises in red fleshed apples.



Weirouge identification photos

  • Weirouge showing red pips
    Copyright: Nigel Deacon

  • Weirouge
    Copyright: Nigel Deacon

Visitor reviews

  • 30 Jun 2018  Nolan Noora,  PHILIPPINES, Australia
    chilling hours required?
  • 17 Jun 2018  Nolan Noora,  PHILIPPINES, Australia
    chilling hours required?
  • 16 Aug 2017  Nigel Deacon,  LEICESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom
    This can be a very tasty apple but its flavour varies from year to year. In a hot season with warm evenings the flesh doesn't colour up very well and the fruits (in my garden at least; midlands, UK) is distinctly tart with a bitter aftertaste; not pleasant eating. In these years Weirouge is best used for cooking or cider. In a good year I'd rate the taste at about 4; other years it's down to 3 (neither like nor dislike) or even 2 (slightly unpalateable).

Tree register

We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Germany
  • Introduced: early 20th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1572

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Red

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days
  • Vitamin C content: Medium

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4 Estimated
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit

Offspring of this variety



Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.




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