Experience with Red Fleshed Apples


#528

Well a flavour thing is always subjective, but for me is simmilar to grany smith but less tart and a bit more sweet. It’s great to eat out of hand.


#529

I think my two red love odysso trees are getting crazy, both are pushing flower buds now!


#530

@Luisport
Interestingly weird😊

Mike


#531

Really really weird! And both of them doing it! What do you think it can be? Hot temperatures? I’m just watering them very rarely… and no fertilizing too.


#532

When did you put them in the ground.
What zone did they come from.
Maybe their biological clock is adjusting.

Mike


#533

They came from an italian nursery. I put them on ground last year, it’s the first year they have apples.


#534

Sometimes weird things happen. Last year my Winecrisp apple bloomed normally. But then in the Fall it set a single bloom. Why it decided to set a single bloom in the Fall I have no idea.


#535

My Redfield has a bloom today. (Odysso do not).


#536

My two apple trees are doing the same thing. And they are pollinated with small apples! What is going on the heat?


#537

My young Redfields (from Cummins this year) all flowered amazing showy blooms. The blooms were pretty late, so I figure they were just adjusting their seasonal clocks. No fruitlets.

I have noticed that my red fleshed apples seem unusually bloom-y when young, but they don’t seem to set fruit any earlier than other types. Maybe an inherited trait from niedzwetzkyana? Although I feel like my niedzwetzkyana is the exception that doesn’t seem to bloom like the others…


#538

Niedzwetzkyana seem to be variable for some reason. One tree probably 100 apples 4th season on M111, and another just two apples so far in 8 years…and only 8 feet high on M111.

I’ve got a mighty pretty whip grafted this year on G202.


#539

Red devil apples… Very little on first year


#540

Nice. How is the flavor and texture?


#541

Didn’t eat any yet… will try it tomorrow and will post a pic.


#542

Good that it picked up some early ripening traits from Discovery, which can be picked and eaten now here in zone 8 Pacific Northwest.


#543

My Red Devil apples have good taste. They are acid and sweet. More acid than Baya Marisa, but good to eat out of hand.


#544

Looks delicious and juicy, I love the speckling and what strange seeds!


#545

Thanks. The seeds are red like in Baya marisa apples. The tree is small and this is the first time they have fruits.


#546

My Red love odysso trees flowering like mad!


#547

Redlove Calypso ™
Tree source: One Green World.
Planted: Approx Jan or Feb, 2020 before the pandemic
Size of tree: About 5 feet tall now. I let 3 blossoms develop fruit.
Size of apple - like a silver dollar. Bigger than crab apple, more like plum size.

I don’t think you can judge a lot about size and flavor, from a fruit that developed during the first leaf of a bare root, mail order tree. The fruit is an interesting color - I think the redness is flesh color showing through a skin that is not really red. Seen in cross section, that skin appears green. It’s been hot, and maybe the fruit fell off before fully ripening.

Flavor - compare with pineapple or grapefruit. Very tart. Like a sour candy. I did not appreciate any of the reported “berry flavor”. Again, maybe not fully ripe - even my Gravensteins are not ripe yet - or an issue of first year. I don’t usually like sour fruit, but I found this really refreshing. There are still two apples on the tree, so we’ll see what happens when they are fully ripe.

I wondered if there would be astringency or bitterness. I did not detect either of those, just tart and some sweetness.

The seeds were hot pink. I saved them, placed into the fridge in a ziplock with moist paper towel. This blossom was pollinated by a columnar tree, Golden Sentinel. I would like to grow them out but have no idea how that is best done.

My Redlove Era also has two apples. I have no idea when they will be ripe.

(Edit - I changed to a smaller file size for the photos)