Apple - Alkmene

Alkmene Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Alkmene 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
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*

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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.

Main characteristics of Alkmene

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Oct-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  7
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Parentage  Cox's Orange Pippin
Other names  Early Windsor, Early Windsor