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Malus domestica Bismarck apple was first cultivated in Australia in 1870. The fruit from the tree is used for cooking due to its sharp flavour and is most commonly pureed when cooking.


The Bismarck is believed to have originated from Bismarck in Tasmania which was a German settlement. The other theory is that it was raised by F Fricke, a German settler at Carisbrooke, Victoria, Australia. The fruit was grown in Victoria and also in England and across Europe until 1930’s.[1]


The tree its self will grow to approximately 25 ft spread and 15 ft in hight baring a large crop of medium size fruit with a green and red skin. The apple is not commonly grown and its distribution is far and few across the globe.[2] The tree and it’s crop were awarded the RHS First Class Certificate in 1887.

Listed specimen of this tree

Place Country Age Notes
Bank Hall, Lancashire United Kingdom Unknown Situated in the Walled Garden at Bank Hall
Fulham, London United Kingdom Unknown Situated in a Private Garden
Winchester, Hampshire United Kingdom Unknown Situated in a Private Garden
Written on April 24th, 2012 , Fruits Tags:

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