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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.

USDA identification images for Weirouge

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.

    Offspring of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 30 Jun 2018  PHILIPPINES, Australia
      chilling hours required?
    • 17 Jun 2018  PHILIPPINES, Australia
      chilling hours required?
    • 16 Aug 2017  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



    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: Germany
    • Introduced: early 20th century


    • Country of origin: Germany
    • Fruit colour: Red


    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-3 days
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Vitamin C content: Medium
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

    Where to buy fresh fruit

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