Apple - Pancake Apple

Pancake Apple Apple

Malus domestica
An excellent old cooking apple from Germany. An interesting garden alternative to Bramley.

Origin: Germany 1951

Pollination:  Pancake Apple is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Pancake Apple Apple Trees for sale - order online

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 / Vigour / Age / Form
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Pancake Apple

Raised in Germany and widely grown as a culinary apple in North Germany. We have renamed it from its original German name Horneburger Pfannkuchen which literally means Pancake Apple of Horneburg. Was occasionally imported to the U.K. when Bramley's Seedlings were in short supply.

A very attactive delicately coloured large apple. Variable, short-round- conical to round shape with some fruit oblong. Heavily ribbed, irregular and usually five-crowned at apex. Pale green background skin colour becoming pale yellow. Flushed pale red. A few short broken red stripes. Very smooth dry skin. White, fairly soft flesh, with a fruity sharp flavour. Cooks to a mild flavoured puree. Keeps very well and mellows in storage.

A tree of moderate vigour. Spreading. Heavy cropper.

Main characteristics of Pancake Apple

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Jan

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  16
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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Other names  Horneburger Pfannkuchen