Apple - Bismarck

Fruit Trees
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. Show suitable pollination partners



Bismarck Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




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
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Bushey Grove