Duchess apple


A name for Duchess of Oldenburg, a variety of dual-purpose apple which arose in Russia in the Tula region in the early 1700s. It migrated through Germany and Sweden to England, where it was renamed, in the early 1800s and thence to the United States in the 1830s. It is a yellow apple strongly striped with red. It is an early-season variety, harvested from mid-August in South-East England and with poor storage properties.

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