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Bismarck Apple

Malus domestica
An old Australian cooking apple. Good regular cropper and a useful general purpose cooker.

Origin: Australia 1870

Pollination: Bismarck is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.
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Apple - Bismarck




Bismarck Apple Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2013/14 planting season. Our 2014/15 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter. We regret we have had to stop taking orders earlier than anticipated because of the warm weather.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock Age/Form Availability Price Qty required
M26 - Semi-dwarfing 1 year Maiden 2014/15
MM111 - Vigorous 1 year Maiden 2014/15
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2013 to March 2014
2014/15 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2014/15. Orders taken from May 2014
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2013 to March 2014. May be available again winter 14/15




History and description of Bismarck

An old Australian variety dating from c1870 which is believed to have either originated at the German settlement of Bismarck in Tasmania or raised by F Fricke, a German settler at Carisbrooke, Victoria. Awarded RHS First Class Certificate 1887. Grown in Victoria and also in Europe until 1930's.

Medium to large, short-round-conical fruit. Bright red flush and stripes over green skin. Crisp, juicy, white astringent flesh. High Vitamin C content. Cooks to a golden yellow, well flavoured puree.

Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Good cropper. Heavy crops require thinning to get good and even sized fruit.




Main characteristics of Bismarck

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Nov-Feb

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Suitable for Late Frost

Pollination date  8
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Progeny  Bushey Grove



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