Alkmene is a domestic apple cultivar created in Germany around 1930.
Botanical name : Malus domestica Borkh alkmene
Synonym : Early Windsor.
Use : knife apple
Caliber : medium
Epicarp : red on yellow background
Flesh : creamy white, firm, crunchy, sweet and tangy
Aroma : pronounced cox’s orange
Created by M. Schmidt, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Germany around 1930. The spread of the cultivar took place in the 1960s.
Pedigree : Dr. Oldenburg × Cox’s Orange Pippin
Mutants : Alkmene red (EN : Red Windsor) (DE : Alkmene rot), this apple would be suitable for allergy sufferers.
Diploid and self-fertile variety
Flowering group : A4-B (very early)
S-genotype : S5S22
The relative rarity of the S-genotypes of this cultivar (5 and especially 22) in the varieties planted in the gardens makes it a pollinator of first choice. For cross-pollination, this characteristic has a positive effect both on its fruit production and on that of your other apple trees.
Pollination by : Reinette Cox, Reinette Reine, James Grieve, Piros, Golden Delicious
Maturity : September
Conservation : until the end of October