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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 it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date7
Pollination groupB
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin