Drackenstein

Drackenstein 7.16.14

I’m not sure where I got this variety (Axel Kratel?) but the beautiful apple is very productive here, the first one ripening mid-July (the rest of the ones on the branch are still quite green).  The skin is tough, but the flesh is soft to the point of mealy.  The juice is blandly sweet, almost like Red Delicious, with not a hint of acid.  The result is not very pleasant or exciting, and you have no urge to swallow after taking a bite and chewing the sweet juice out of it.  The mouthful gets spit into the trash can, and the rest of the apple is tossed in there also.  Alas, just another pretty face that gets relegated to our “reject” list you can find at http://www.kuffelcreek.com/applelist.htm

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2 Responses

  1. This is the second year of fruiting with it, the results are the same as the first year. I’ll still leave the branch on this multi-graft tree another year, but if its still bad next year it gets whacked.

  2. Can’t win ’em all, but still, too bad. And so pretty.

    Do you think it might do better in a cooler climate?

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