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Alkmene



An aromatic Cox like dessert apple from Germany also known and sold as Early Windsor.

Origin: Germany, 1930

Pollination: Alkmene is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

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

Alkmene apple was raised in the 1930's from Geheimrat Dr Oldenburg x Cox's Orange Pippin in Brandenburg, Germany. It is widely grown in Germany and Holland. It is also grown in the UK and sold as Early Windsor. An improved red sport Red Windsor is also now available and is a very popular garden variety. Crisp and juicy fruit with an aromatic, honeyed flavour.

Characteristics of Alkmene apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourAromatic
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date7
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin