An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Alkmene Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A delicious early apple that is very easy to grow. Also known as Alkemene, Early Windsor.
The Alkmene tree is of medium vigor, upright, and precocious. It crops heavily and is reliably annual. Its compact character and resistance to most major diseases–it is especially scab resistant–make it an excellent choice for the backyard. This variety is, however, susceptible to fireblight, and home growers should consider applications of copper. Alkmene is even self-fertile, although it should be noted that it will be more productive if coupled with a pollenizer.
Alkmene is a Cox's Orange Pippin cross, and it has inherited many Cox's characteristics. It produces medium-sized apples that are orange-red over a yellow-green background. The flesh is crisp, juicy, dense, and aromatic, with a balanced flavor that is both honeyed and robust. It is a well-regarded dessert apple in Germany and Holland, where it is grown commercially. This is a perfect "starter apple" for the beginner horticulturist.
Alkmene won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1998.
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Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow
Parentage: Cox's Orange Pippin x Duchess of Oldenburg
Origin: Müncheberg, Germany
Introduced in: 1930
Introduced by: M. Schmidt and H. Murawski, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? N
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