Red fleshed apple varieties grown at Hocking Hills Orchard in 2022

200+ varieties of the 1,700 varieties we grow here at Hocking Hills Orchard have red, orange or pink flesh. The varieties are listed below. Under the list I have added the crosses we have done over the last 35 years and decided to keep that have red flesh.

Airlie Redflesh (aka Hidden Rose and Mountain Rose)
Alaska Pink
Alatau
Aldenham Purple
Almata
Amaty Poppa Rossa
Apo’s Red Flesh
Apricot Apple
Astrid
Aubrey
Bakran
Baldwin Red Flesh
Bastian Orange Flesh
Batum
Baya Marisa
Beauty of Bath
Bellefleur Krasnyi
Bellefleur Rekord
Bessemyanka Michurina
Bienrode
Bill’s Redflesh (aka Scarlet Surprise)
Bio Active Parfum Best or Flavor Best
Birkenfelder Rotäpfelchen
Blatin Rouge
Blood
Blood Delicious
Bloodstreak
Bloody Ploughman
Blush Rosette
Budagovsky 54-118
Carolina Red June
Cherry Pearmain
Christmas Pink
Cindy Lou
Clifford
Coeur de Boeuf
Colonel Vaughn
Cowichian
Dauglykke
Derek’s Pink Dream
Devonshire Quarrenden
Diana
Discovery
Duchess’ Favorite
Dymock Red
Estonian Wine Apple (Veinioun)
Form 181 (35-01)
Form 35 (33-01)
Formosa M.majorensis
Fred’s Red Flesh
Freeman Hybrid
Garry
Geneva
Geneva 163
George’s Red
Gladstone
Gloriosa
GMAL 3563
GMAL 3781
Goharaman
Golden Hornet
Grenadine
Griesbach
Hall’s Pink
Hansen’s #1
Hansen’s #2
Hansen’s #3
Hansen’s Red Flesh
Harry Baker
Hauk’s roter Viezeapfel (RF)
Hedwigiae
Jakob Germany
Kamsomolez
Kanipe Red Flesh
Kaz 95 05-01p-22
Kaz 96 09-01-2-1
Kizil Alma 826
Krasnoyak
Krastar
Kuldzhinka Krupnoplodnaja
Lisa’s Gem
Lobo
Lolita
Lollipop
Lucky
Luuna
Maggy
Manito
Marius
Maunzenapfel
Mela Cornina
Merton Knave
Mott Pink
Munzer
Nick’s Best Pink Meat
Niedzweckyana
Nipissing
Norcue
Normann
Nursha
Okanagan
Otterson
Paradisiaca Atrosanguinea (RF)
Peche Melba
Pekacervenca
Pekka
Pendragon
Phonix
PI 274840 (PK.14)
PI 589941.13
PI 613969
PI 629318
PI 629319
PI 633918
Pink Early
Pink Minjon Sport Seedling
Pink Parfait
Pink Pearl
Pink Pearmain
Pink Princess
Pink Wood
Pixirosso
Pomme a Chair Rouge
Purple Leaf
Purple Wave (crab)
Purpurroter Cousinot
Radiant
Raspberry Pink
Raven
Red Devil
red fleshed seedling #1
red fleshed seedling #2
Red Merylinn
Red Sauce
Red Sauce Seedling
Red Sun
Red Tipperling
Red Wonder
Redding
Redfield
Redflesh
Redford
Redhook
Redlove - Calypso
Redlove - Circe
Redlove - Era
Redlove - Lollipop
Redlove - Odysso
Redlove - Sirene
Reid’s Seedling
Reinette Rouge Etoilee
Roberts Crab
Rose H.B. Trained
Rosette Apple
Rote Sternrenette
Roter Alatau Apfel
Roter Dries
Roter Gardeteler
Roter Mond Rtt
Roter Mond WR
Roter Russe
Rubaiyat
Ruby Sipper
Saint Lawrence
Schwertfeger
Scugog
Severnii Bujon
Sielstädter Mitschurins
Simontornjai Veralma
Slovenia red fleshed
Snovit
Sops of Wine
SS2
SS7
SS8
SS9
Sterappel
Strawberry Parfait
Surfleet Sour
Surprise
Surprize
Sweet Heart
Taunton Cross
Ten Commandments
Thornberry
Vampir
Vitalstar
Watermelon
Webster’s Pink Meat
Weirouge
Wild Red Flesh
Wildapfel
Winderatter Rubin (RF)
Winekist
Winter Red Flesh
Pink Delight
Red China China, Maine - 2018. A locally selected red flesh
Red Point

plus seedlings of crosses I have made that are under evaluation of the following, all both ways:
Arkansas Devil Red Devil x Arkansas Black
Red Heart Arkansas Black x Red Devil
Blue Devil Blue Pearmain x Red Devil
Devil Pearmain Red Devil x Blue Pearmain
Black Almata Arkansas Black x Almata
Almata Arkansas Almata x Arkansas Black
Blue Almata Blue Pearmain x Almata
Almata Pearmain Almata x Blue Pearmain
Kentucky Devil Kentucky Limbertwig x Red Devil
Devil Limbertwig Red Devil x Kentucky Limbertwig
Almata Limbertwig Almata x Kentucky Limbertwig
Kentucky Almata Kentucky Limbertwig x Almata
Devil Russet Herefordshire Russet x Red Devil
Herefordshire Devil Red Devil x Herefordshire Russet
Airlie Surprise Airlie Red Flesh x Surprise
Red Surprise Surprise x Airlie Red Flesh
Lisa’s Dream Lisa’s Gem & Derek’s Pink Dream
Dream Pink Derek’s Pink Dream x Lisa’s Gem
Airlie Red Flesh Seedling OPx Airlie Red Flesh seedling
Surprise Seedling 1 OPx Surprise seedling
Surprise Seedling 2 OPx Surprise seedling
Bio Active x Medaille d’Or seedling 1 Gloria Bell 2021 cross of Bio Active x Medaille d’Or
Bio Active x Medaille d’Or seedling 2 Gloria Bell 2021 cross of Bio Active x Medaille d’Or
Golden Red Almata x Golden Russet
Carmine Almata x Hawaii
Red Spark Redfield x Red Devil
Pink Swirl Rubaiyat x Pink Pearl cross
Red Sun Seedling OPx Red Sun seedling
Ruby Roller Rubaiyat x Pink Pearl cross

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OMG!!! :dizzy_face:

I think you have everything that exists… Congratulations! Please post pics of trees and fruit… Thank’s!

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And by the way, please can you tell us what’s your prefered redflesh apples? Thank’s! :+1:

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Derek, thank you for the three redloves you sent me this year

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Just been grafting all the Redloves you sent me this year. Super excited! Amazing collection you have.

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Hi Derek,

An incredible set of varieties. What have you learned so far from your crosses? Some questions that come to mind:

Do you usually get a result that is midway between the two parents, or do you sometimes get something that makes no sense at all?

Is red fleshed consistent for a given cross, or just occasional? Does it depend on which parent is male or female?

Do any crosses seem incompatible, or have you been able to successfully pollinate everything you’ve tried?

How long until you can taste fruit? Are you grafting after a year, or micro-grafting really early? Or something else?

The scions I got from you earlier this year arrived in great shape. Some might be a little small for the top working I was planning to do later this spring, but I’ve benchgrafted most of them on some Antonovka already so I’ll have backups.

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My favorites are Surprise, Clifford, Red Devil, Winekist and Ruby Sipper.

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For the most part if they do not have red flesh they are eliminated so hundreds have been culled over the years. Some have been kept because we liked the flavor. Red flesh is variable regardless of male or female or cross.

Some have probably been incompatible but that was probably more an issue of bloom times being too far apart or both a bit infertile. I graft onto franken-dwarf trees to speed up the fruit set then graft keepers to their own M111 root stock.

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Thank’s! From those i just have Red Devil and Surprize (i know it’s diferent from your Surprise)… From my list i love redlove odysso, red devil and baya marisa…

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Great list of red fleshed apples Derek.

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Wow, it’s great to see a list of all your red fleshed apples!

I’m glad to see you are working on breeding new ones. Do you have any top favorites of the red fleshed seedlings you have bred?

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Winekist & Redfield both prove their worth here each season. I have a single whip of Otterson in a temporary spot. It is very healthy (on Geneva30 to moderate its size) & I cut a bit of it for grafting. Will keep ye posted.

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My Redfield on M111 FINALLY had fruit last year, but the bi-ennial thing must have kicked in, as it only had one bloom this year.
Have 4 other red fleshed that bloom this year.

Huh, I have Redfield on Gen30 & 202. Both grow slowly & bloom moderately so far. I hope to graft it unto Bud118 this month. Will watch for heavy bloom when young, just in case.

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Mine on MM111…and I have grafted a copy onto G890 or something.

I have observed G202 has given me the poorest ‘take rate’ in my grafting ‘career’.

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Ruby Sipper is a favorite with us and our UP guests to the orchard

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What a fun apple name!

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From what I read, Surprise has a different set of color genes than most or all other red-fleshed apples, so Airlie & Surprise might make a ground breaking combo. That is interesting.

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I’ve heard speculation that Airlie may be a descendent of Pink Pearl, and PP is itself a descendent of Surprise. Don’t know whether that’s accurate, though.

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Etter sent some of his works-in-progress to friends in Corvallis, OR so it’s speculated that since Airlie Red Flesh just appeared on a farm a few miles away, it’s actually one of his projects. He had many that were never released to the public. Airlie is clearly a different apple, but it is so similar to Pink Pearl that it strikes me as unlikely that Airlie just appeared out of nowhere. If that’s true, then Airlie is likely another daughter of Surprise like Pink Pearl, as that was the main red-fleshed apple he was working with. Or it could be a descendent of PP/Etter’s unnamed project that was growing in the area.

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