|Synonyms||White winter bell apple, Altländer bell apple, Swiss bell apple, real bells|
|Art||Cultivated apple ( Malus domestica )|
|origin||Switzerland / southern Germany|
|List of apple varieties|
The bell apple (also "white winter bell apple", "Altländer bell apple", "Swiss bell apple", "real bell") is the name of an old apple variety that probably originated in Switzerland / southern Germany or on the Lower Elbe and is now spread across Germany is.
The apple is bell-shaped with a green-yellow basic color, which occasionally takes on a reddish covering color. The taste is acidic and refreshing with a little juicy flesh.
The apple is ripe for picking in October and ready to eat from December - making it a winter apple - which can be stored in cold storage until June. The bell apple is only very slightly susceptible to scab .
The bell apple is occasionally grown as a commercial fruit.
- Franco Weibel and Andreas Häseli: Organic Apple Production in: DC Ferree and IJ Warrington (eds.): Apples. Botany, Production and Uses. CABI Publishing 2003, ISBN 0-85199-592-6 . P. 561
- Variety description from the Baumgartner nursery
- Overview board of the nursery Brenninger