Bismarck apple


A mid-season variety of large, sour, red flushed blushed cooking apple, with crisp white flesh. There is doubt about whether this was raised in Bismarck in Tasmania or named after the German Chancellor having been raised at Carisbrook in Victoria around 1860. It received the Royal Horticultural Society First Class Certificate in 1887. It cooks to a yellow purée. This is a mid- to late-season apple, harvested from South-East England in early October and is at its best from November to February. In the United States it is picked in August and September.