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Alkmene

Apple

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Important Information:

Harvest Months:

Mar, Apr,

Self-fertile:

Good Keeper:

true

Climate Hardiness:

8a,8b,9a,9b

Pollinators:

EARLY

'Alkmene' is a German cultivar of domesticated apple, also called 'Early Windsor'.
It was developed between the years 1900 and 1949, by the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Müncheberg, Germany, by crossing the two cultivars 'Cox's Orange Pippin' and 'Duchess of Oldenburg'. The result is an early harvest apple (early mid season), which is very attractive, with a honeyed flavor similar to Cox's but slightly sharper. Its main use is for fresh eating.

'Alkmene' flowers early mid season, with self-fertile blossoms, hence no cross pollination is needed. Fruit size is medium and variable, flesh color is yellowish or extremely yellow for an apple. Skin has greenish-yellow background with orange-reddish flush and strong red strips. It is resistant to apple scab and susceptible to blossom frost.

'Alkmene' was awarded the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1998.

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