Raised or discovered in Germany in about 1918 by Vahldik, a teacher, in
Eutin, Holstein. Possibly a Cox's
Orange Pippin seedling. Also known as Holstein Cox.
A medium/large sized apple. Round-conical shape with a flat base.
Slightly lop-sided and often five-crowned. Greenish yellow background
skin colour becoming golden yellow. One-quarter to three-quarters
flushed bright orange red with short, broken, broad, dark red stripes.
Slight russeting. Very much like a large Cox, but generally brighter and
more attractively coloured. Deep cream flesh, slightly coarse-textured,
juicy, with an intense rich aromatic flavour which often surpasses that
of Cox. Slightly large for a dessert apple but excellent for juice
producing an intensely aromatic, orange-yellow coloured juice.
A vigorous, spreading tree. Good cropper. Prone to frost damage,
Characteristics of Holstein apple trees
Season of use
Mildew - Susceptible Canker - Susceptible Scab - Very resistant