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Edelborsdorfer Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


The oldest German heirloom dessert apple and the favorite of Queen Charlotte. Also known as Queen Charlotte's Apple, Borsdorf.

Edelborsdorfer is a long-lived, hardy, and productive tree with a roundish habit. It blooms late enough to avoid most frosts. It should be thinned diligently to avoid biennialism. No susceptibilities have been reported for this variety, and it has demonstrated some resistance to mildew and fireblight.

The small-medium fruit is greenish yellow and flushed with pink on the exposed cheek. The flesh is coarse, crisp, and tender. It is tinged yellow and has a vinous, spicy flavor with aromas of cinnamon and rose. Edelborsdorfer is a very high-quality dessert apple.

This is one of the oldest known apples, and it is the oldest documented variety from Germany. It is mentioned by the Cistercians (an offshoot of the Benedictine monastic order) early in the 12th century, and it was later a favorite of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, for whom the apple was first cultivated in England.

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Quantity Edelborsdorfer Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Edelborsdorfer is a long-lived, hardy, and productive tree with a roundish habit. It blooms late enough to avoid most frosts. It should be thinned diligently to avoid biennialism. No susceptibilities have been reported for this variety, and it has demonstrated some resistance to mildew and fireblight.

The small-medium fruit is greenish yellow and flushed with pink on the exposed cheek. The flesh is coarse, crisp, and tender. It is tinged yellow and has a vinous, spicy flavor with aromas of cinnamon and rose. Edelborsdorfer is a very high-quality dessert apple.

This is one of the oldest known apples, and it is the oldest documented variety from Germany. It is mentioned by the Cistercians (an offshoot of the Benedictine monastic order) early in the 12th century, and it was later a favorite of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, for whom the apple was first cultivated in England.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Germany
Introduced in: 1100s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 15 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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