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Alkmene Apple on G.210 (Spring 2022)


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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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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

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

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.210 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 12'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Alkmene Apple on G.210. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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Pixie Crunch® Apple on G.210 2022 171
Winecrisp™ Apple on G.202 2022 147
Pink Lady® Cripps Pink CV. Apple on G.935 2022 94
Winecrisp™ Apple on G.210 2022 87
Sansa Apple on G.210 2022 66
Enterprise Apple on G.969 2022 50
Enterprise Apple on G.202 2022 50
Honeycrisp Apple on G.935 2022 46

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