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Bismarck



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.  Pollination partners

Bismarck apple trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £20.50 Sold-out

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.

Characteristics of Bismarck apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourFlushed
FlavourAcid
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Feb
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date8
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyBushey Grove


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