An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Duchess Of Oldenburg Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
An extremely cold-hardy, disease-resistant culinary apple from Russia. Also known as Oldenburg, Oldenburgh, Borowitsky, Baroveski, Barowiski, Charlamowsky.
Very hardy, precocious, and productive, the mature Duchess is a roundish, mid-sized tree that is quite easy to grow. It is resistant to all major apple diseases with the exception of fireblight. As an antique variety, it does tend to biennialism and will need to be thinned diligently to maintain annual bearing.
Primarily a culinary apple, Duchess has red stripes and blush over a greenish yellow background, and it is speckled with russet lenticels. The flesh is tinged yellow, fine grained, firm, and aromatic. The flavor is too acidic to make it an attractive dessert apple, but it is an outstanding cooking apple. Duchess does not store well, but it can be picked before it is fully ripe and it has a long harvest season that requires several pickings and makes it a great apple for the home grower.
Duchess was among the first four Russian apples to arrive in America, imported from London by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1835. The other three were Alexander, Tetovsy, and Red Astrachan.
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Subcategory: Heirloom, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, baking, jelly, sauce
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow
Introduced in: 1835
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 3 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Aug 18 (approximate, in New York State) 28 days before McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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