Apple - Akero

Akero Apple

Malus domestica
A beautiful summer apple from Sweden.

Origin: Sweden 1759

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Akero Apple Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2018/19 planting season. Our 2019/20 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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 Availability Price Qty required
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush Sold out £22.00
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20

History and description of Akero

Akero apple is an old variety probably of Swedish origin. It either arose as a seedling at the Akero mansion south of Stockholm or was brought there from Holland c1759. It was first recorded in 1858 by the pomologist Olof Eneroth. Formerly grown in Scandinavia and Northern Germany. Still grown in Sweden.

Medium to large, oval fruit. Pink flush over a pale primrose skin. Pale cream, juicy flesh. Refreshing flavour with a savoury tang. Upright, vigorous tree. Very hardy. Good cropper.

Main characteristics of Akero

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Savoury
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Aug
Season of use  Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good

Pollination date  7
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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