Bell apple

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Bell apple
Synonyms White winter bell apple, Altländer bell apple, Swiss bell apple, real bells
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Art Cultivated apple ( Malus domestica )
origin Switzerland / southern Germany
List of apple varieties
View of the fruit

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.


  1. ^ 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


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