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An ancient bell shaped culinary apple famous for making apfelstrudel.

Origin: Europe,

Pollination: Glockenapfel is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Glockenapfel apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Glockenapfel tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Glockenapfel tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Glockenapfel tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Glockenapfel tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Glockenapfel tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Glockenapfel

An ancient variety of unknown origin, once widely grown in Europe.The name derived from the shape literally means Bell Apple.

A green, smooth skinned, bell-shaped culinary apple. Keeps its shape when cooked and has a translucent quality. It is still very popular in Switzerland for making Apple Strudel.

Characteristics of Glockenapfel apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Apr
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date8
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyGloster 69