Alkmene Apple Tree

The Alkmene apple tree, which was introduced in 1962, is a cross between “Cox’s Orange Pippin” and “Duchess of Oldenburg”. In fact, it is one of the few self-fertile apple cultivars. The fruit is sweet with a good quality and a sub-acidic flavor. It ripens three weeks before Delicious. Additionally, it is resistant to powdery mildew and scab, but susceptible to fire blight and canker. This tree is a reliable annual producer with a good yield.

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General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.