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Akero



A beautiful summer apple from Sweden.

Origin: Sweden, 1759

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

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

Characteristics of Akero apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSavoury
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeAug
Season of useAug
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date7
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners