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Berlepsch, Freiherr Von Apple on G.202 (Spring 2022)


A German heirloom with a striking pineapple flavor. Also known as Berlepsch, Baron de Berlepsch.

An upright-spreading, vigorous tree when young, its growth will even out with cropping. This tree is highly susceptible to fireblight, and somewhat susceptible to canker. The bloom is sensitive to sulfur and late frosts.

Don't judge a book by its cover! This smallish, scruffy, russeted apple has a surprising and intense pineapple flavor. The medium-sized fruit has a yellow-green skin that is blushed and striped with red. The flesh is cream colored, firm, and delicate, and the flavor is an amazing, aromatic delight. Berlepsch von Freiherr is also suitable for cooking, and it stores well for about three months. It has one of the highest vitamin C contents of all apples.

This tree was first cultivated around 1880 by Diedrich Uhlhorn at Grevenbroich, Rhineland. It was named after Hans Hermann Freiherr von Berlepsch, the president of the Rhineland governing council at that time, and it remains a popular commercial apple in Belgium and Rhineland today.

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An upright-spreading, vigorous tree when young, its growth will even out with cropping. This tree is highly susceptible to fireblight, and somewhat susceptible to canker. The bloom is sensitive to sulfur and late frosts.

Don't judge a book by its cover! This smallish, scruffy, russeted apple has a surprising and intense pineapple flavor. The medium-sized fruit has a yellow-green skin that is blushed and striped with red. The flesh is cream colored, firm, and delicate, and the flavor is an amazing, aromatic delight. Berlepsch von Freiherr is also suitable for cooking, and it stores well for about three months. It has one of the highest vitamin C contents of all apples.

This tree was first cultivated around 1880 by Diedrich Uhlhorn at Grevenbroich, Rhineland. It was named after Hans Hermann Freiherr von Berlepsch, the president of the Rhineland governing council at that time, and it remains a popular commercial apple in Belgium and Rhineland today.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Ananas Reinette x Ribston Pippin
Origin: Grevenbroich, Rhineland
Introduced in: 1880s
Introduced by: Diedrich Uhlhorn

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Oct 06 (approximate, in New York State) + 21 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.202 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 12'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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 Berlepsch, Freiherr Von Apple on G.202. 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
Stoke Red Apple on G.969 2022 53
Enterprise Apple on G.969 2022 50
Enterprise Apple on G.202 2022 50

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