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Duchess of Oldenburg Apple

Available Spring 2018

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Description

Attractive and ripens early! Vigorous, easy-to-grow tree bears crops of medium to large fruit for fresh-eating, baking, and sauces. Fruit features red-orange stripes over pale-yellow skin and a creamy flesh. Antique variety, originates from Russia, circa 18th century. Often simply shortened to Duchess. Cold-hardy. Ripens in August. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious, Cortland, or Pink Lady®.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Good/tart
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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Tools & Supplies

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Very anxious to grow this lovely antique.
Deborah S on Mar 18, 2016
Very anxious to grow this lovely antique.
Deborah S on Mar 18, 2016
How is disease resistance on the duchess of Oldenburg?
Yankee on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It grew without disease issues in an abandoned orchard, and is known to be quite cold hardy and tough. It was also long lived - 40 yrs at least

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apple cedar rust
this is the first year for the dutchess and of course i haven't had the pleasure of tasting her fruit, but i tell you she's not only a keeper, i'm buying her sister this year! my search for apple cedar rust resistant trees has been answered yet again...
thanks starks bros.
June 11, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Darn it!
I really liked this apple tree, it was growing really well, until the gophers ate the roots and killed it. yes, I would definitely get this again.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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