Apple - Duchess of Oldenburg

Duchess of Oldenburg Apple

Malus domestica
An old Russian apple still grown and popular in Russia. A pretty with a striking pattern of red lines.

Origin: Russia 1700

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Duchess of Oldenburg 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
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Duchess of Oldenburg

Known in Russia as Borovinka in the early 1700’s and spread to Germany and Sweden. Sent to England c1817 and renamed. A popular Victorian garden apple, also grown commercially. Still grown all over the former USSR and Northern Europe where it is known as Charlamowsky.

Attractive large fruit. Oblong, rounded shape, distinctly flattened at base and apex. Rounded ribs. Boldly striped and mottled bright red over a pale green background, becoming pale yellow. Slight bloom. Cream flesh, soft, juicy and brisk. A dual-purpose apple cooking to a light puree. Very hardy tree.

Main characteristics of Duchess of Oldenburg

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sept

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Suitable for Hardy
Late Frost
Northern Britain

Pollination date  4
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Charlamowsky