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Red Fleshed Apples!

At Hocking Hills Orchard, here at the Four Seasons Cabins, we grow many different varieties of Apples, Pears, Grapes and other fruit.

The apple varieties in this group all have flesh that ranges in color from bright pink (Pink Pearl) to beet red (Clifford) to pink stained (Taunton Cross) to orange (Apricot Apple)! Another unique thing about the apples in this group is that their blossoms range from solid light pink to solid crimson pink as compared to the white blossoms of other apples. Imagine biting into a bright yellow apple and seeing bright pink. With these apples you can make pink apple jelly, pink apple cider and pink apple pie. The flavors range from sweet (Pink Pearmain) to tart (Pink Pearl) just like other apples. More than just a novelty, they are great eating.

Apple varieties

  • Airlie Red Flesh (aka Hidden Rose)

  • (Airlie, Oregon, USA) Medium size conical fruit. Dark red flesh with a crisp texture and sweet tart flavor. Ripens in late September. Introduced by Bill Schultz.
  • Alaska Pink

  • Medium size yellow apple with pink flesh.
  • Almata

  • (1942 South Dakota, USA) (Beautiful Arcade x Fluke 38) x Red Flesh cross. Medium size fruit. Solid red skin covered with a graying bloom. Striking watermelon red flesh, tart flavor. Makes excellent apple sauce and can be used for pickling. Ripens in late July to August. Developed by Dr Nels Hansen.
  • Apricot Apple

  • Large, round orange red apple. Light orange flesh that is very crisp, almost hard! Sweet tart flavor. Ripens in late October.
  • Baldwin Red Flesh

  • Looking for information.
  • Bastian Orange Flesh Apple

  • (New Hampshire, USA) Small apple with bright florescent orange flesh. Found growing wild on an abandoned farm in New Hampshire by Jim Bastian of www.yankeeapple.com.
  • Bellefleur Krasnyi

  • Red flesh apple, no other information known.
  • Bellefleur Rekord

  • (Skierniewice, Poland) Large size round fruit with red skin. Surface cracks, not attractive. Flesh firm, spongy outer flesh red, inner flesh near core white, flesh oxidizes quickly when exposed to air. Flavor subacid, slightly astringent, ripens mid October. Leaves reddish green, flowers light pink.
  • Bill's Red Flesh (aka Scarlet Surprise)

  • Deep pink blossoms in Spring, followed by reddish foliage. Medium sized, red skinned fruit with bright red flesh is sweet and flavordul. Introduced by Bill Schultz.
  • Blush Rosette

  • (California, USA) One of the Albert Etter apples rescued and being propagated by Ram and Marissa Fishman of Greenmantle Nursery (www.greenmantlenursery.com). Ram has seven red fleshed apples being sold as the Rosetta Apples. Blush Rosette is a registered trademark of Greenmantle Nursery, the image is from their web-site.
  • Brown's Apple

  • (South Devon, England, UK) Classed as "very sharp" cider apple. Medium to large flat fruit, skin is dull red over green. Image is from Nigel Deacons web-site at http://web.ukonline.co.uk/suttonelms/apple52.html. The image was taken by Mark Shirley of Rockinghamforest Cider.
  • Budagovsky 54-118

  • (British Columbia, Canada) Medium size reddish green apple. Red flesh on the outside edge, white on the inside.
  • Burford's Red Flesh (aka Clifford)

  • See Clifford.
  • Christmas Pink

  • (California, USA) Another of the Albert Etter apples re-introduced by Ram and Marissa Fishman of Greenmantle Nursery. Yellow skin medium size apple with solid pink flesh. Christmas Pink is a registered trademark of Greenmantle Nursery, the image is from their web-site.
  • Clifford (aka Burford's Red Flesh)

  • Found growing on the home site of Patrick Henry by Tom Burford (formerly Burford Brothers Nursery). Medium size fruit. Solid red skin covered with light russeting. Solid red flesh, juicy, very tart flavor. Can be used for cider, ripens mid september.
  • Derek's Pink Dream

  • (1992 Pickerington, Ohio, USA) One of my Pink Pearl x Black Gilliflower crosses. Medium to Large, light yellow apple with characteristic Pink Pearl shape. Light pink flesh, sweet and subacid, ripens early September.
  • Devonshire Quarrenden

  • (1676 Devon, England, UK) Small to medium sized fruit. Solid red skin with a distinct strawberry flavor. Reddish flesh on outside edge.
  • Diana

  • As of 2009 this variety has not fruited yet, until it does will not know if it is the American "Diana" which is not red fleshed or the British "Diana" which is red fleshed.
  • Discovery

  • (1949 Essex, England, UK) (JRHS) Worcester Pearmain x Beauth of Bath (?) cross Medium to large size, skin greenish yellow flushed bright red, light dots, fine scattered russet, solid russet at base. Flesh crisp, yellowish white tinged pink. Flavor subacid, season early.
  • Formosa

  • (Illinois, USA) Malus marjorensis. Medium size green apple with solid red blush. Red flesh on the outside half, white on the inside.
  • Fred's Red Flesh

  • Red flesh apple, no other information known.
  • Freeman Hybrid

  • Red flesh apple, no other information known.
  • Geneva

  • Seedling of Niedzweckyana. Medium size fruit. Solid red skin, dark red mahogany foliage. Dark red flesh on the outside edge and around the inner core, very tart flavor. Can be used for cider, ripens late August to early september.
  • Gladstone

  • (1780 Worcestershire, England, UK) A medium sized apple. Round, conical shape. Large uneven ribs, often five crowned. Greenish yellow background skin colour. Partly or completely flushed and striped dark red. White flesh, tinged green with red on outside edge of flesh. Sweet, crisp, yet soft and juicy, developing a raspberry to redcurrant flavour.
  • Gloriosa

  • Red flesh apple, no other information known.
  • GMAL 3563

  • (Kazakhstan) Wild PI 600458 x M. sieversii (Open-Pollinated) cross. Large, ribbed bright crimson skin. Flavor acidic-sweet with pleasant aroma, white flesh with pink inside which is different than most.
  • GMAL 3781

  • (Kazakhstan) GMAL 3781 x M. sieversii (Open-Pollinated) cross. Medium greenish yellow apple with light pink flesh.
  • Grenadine

  • (California, USA) Medium to large size fruit. Solid red skin, medium pink flesh, tart flavor. An Albert Etter developed apple, re-introduced by Ram and Marissa Fishman of Greenmantle Nursery. Grenadine is a registered trademark of Greenmantle Nursery, the image is from their web-site.
  • Hall's Pink

  • Looking for information.
  • Hansen's Red Flesh

  • Developed by Dr Nels Hansen who was working on apple varieties that could take cold temperatures.
  • Hedwigiae

  • (Germany) Medium size yellow apple with overall light red blush. Solid light pink flesh.
  • Kamsomolez

  • (South Dakota, USA) Crabapple with pink blush skin, flesh firm and pink on outer edge. Ripens late September, 2 wks before Delicious. Foliage bronze, green with reddish tinge; flower petals lavender.
  • Kanipe Red Flesh

  • Red flesh apple, no other information known.
  • Lisa's Gem

  • (1992 Pickerington, Ohio, USA) One of my Pink Pearl x Black Gilliflower crosses. Large, golden yellow apple with characteristic Black Gilliflower shape. Cream to light pink flesh, sweet taste, ripens mid September.
  • Merton Knave

  • (UK) Medium sized greenish yellow apple with red blush. Pink flesh on outside edge. Image is by Nigel Deacon of http://web.ukonline.co.uk/suttonelms/apple52.html.
  • Mott Pink

  • Light pink blossoms with green foliage. Greenish yellow fruit with light pink flesh.
  • Nick's Best Pink Meat

  • Developed by Nick Botner of Yocalla, Oregon, no further information known.
  • Niedzwetzkyana

  • Small to medium size fruit. Solid red skin, dark red flesh, tart flavor. Ripens in October.
  • Nipissing

  • (New York, USA) Crabapple with red skin and almost solid red flesh.
  • Okanagan

  • Seedling of Malus sieversii. Medium to large size fruit with red skin, Red Delicious shaped. Red flesh on the outside, white on the inside.
  • Peach Melba

  • Medium to large size fruit. Yellowish orange skin with red blush and some russeting. Orange flesh, tart flavor. Ripens late September.
  • Pendragon

  • (1200's Wales, UK)
  • PI 613969

  • (Kazakhstan) Red flesh apple.
  • PI 629318

  • (Kazakhstan) Red flesh apple.
  • PI 629319

  • (Kazakhstan) Red flesh apple.
  • PI 633918

  • (Kazakhstan) Red flesh apple.
  • Pink Early

  • Red flesh apple, looking for information.
  • Pink Parfait

  • (California, USA) Large size red striped fruit. Mottled pink and cream flesh with tart flavor. An Albert Etter developed apple, re-introduced by Ram and Marissa Fishman of Greenmantle Nursery. Pink Parfait is a registered trademark of Greenmantle Nursery, the image is from their web-site.
  • Pink Pearl

  • (1944 Humboldt County, California, USA) Medium size fruit. Cream and light green skin blushed with a red cheek. Bright pink flesh with a rich, sweet tart flavor. Excellent dessert quality and for making apple sauce and pies. Ripens late August to September. Developed by Albert Etter.
  • Pink Pearmain

  • Found growing in an old orchard near Whale Gulch, California, USA by Ram and Marissa Fishman of Greenmantle Nursery, thought to be an Albert Etter developed apple. Medium to large sized fruit. Red with red stripes when ripe. Flesh color is deep pink. Tart, mildly sweet, aromatic flavor. Ripens late September. Pink Pearmain is a registered trademark of Greenmantle Nursery.
  • Pink Princess

  • (1967 Ontario, Canada) Pink Pearl x Bronze Leaf Crab. Developed by the late Fred Janson. Originally named Pink Lady but renamed to avoid confusion with the commercial variety. A medium sized apple, light green skin turning yellow with a few faint red stripes. Pink colored flesh similar to that of Pink Pearl, but sweeter, with a nice fruity flavor. Ripens in October.
  • PK.14

  • (Tamboz, Russian Federation) Medium size fruit with red skin. Red flesh on the outside, white on the inside.
  • Purple Leaf

  • (2007 Logan, Ohio USA) Seeddling I grew here that has dark purple leaves and pink cortex, usually a good sign of red flesh but it has not fruited yet.
  • Purple Wave

  • (British Columbia, Canada) Crabapple with dark red skin and soild dark red flesh.
  • Purpurroter Cousinot

  • (1766 Netherlands) Medium to large apple with red skin. Red flesh on the outer edge.
  • Radiant

  • Crabapple with bronze green leaves and dark red blossoms.
  • Raven

  • (Waldren Island, Washington, USA) Small to medium sized apple. In full sun the skin is dark burgundy, almost black. About 50% watercore. Yields bright red juice with excellent flavor. Makes very good dried fruit, wine and cider. Ripens late October.
  • Red Devil

  • (Kent, England, UK) Discovery x Kent cross, released in 1975. Medium size deep red fruit. Ripens in late September. Pink cortex wood, reddish green leaves. Image is by Nigel Deacon of http://web.ukonline.co.uk/suttonelms/apple52.html.
  • Red Flesh

  • Niedzweckyana x Malus Ioensis cross. Medium to large size deep red fruit with russeting on crown. Makes a clear red jelly.
  • Red Sauce

  • Deacon Jones x Wealthy cross. Medium to large size deep red fruit, flattened shape. Very juicy and crisp.
  • Red Tipperling

  • (Oregon, USA) Red flesh apple found growing wild in Oregon by Larry Rodke.
  • Redfield

  • (1938 Geneva, New York, USA) Wolf River x Niedzweckyana cross. Medium to large, waxy pink to red fruit with russeting. Deep red flesh is slightly dry making it excellent for baking. Produces an exceptional jelly or blood red cider or vinegar. Ripens in October.
  • Redford

  • (1938 Geneva, New York, USA) (NYG) Wolf River x Niedzweckyana. Medium to large size fruit, flesh red.
  • Redhook

  • (1938 US) McIntosh x Carlton cross. Medium to large light red fruit blushed with dark red. Pink flesh that is firm, coarse, juicy and subacid. Ripens in September.
  • Rubaiyat

  • California, USA) An Albert Etter apple, re-introduced by by Ram and Marissa Fishman of Greenmantle Nursery. Rubaiyat is a registered trademark of Greenmantle Nursery, the image is from their web-site.
  • Scugog

  • (1920 Mandan, North Dakota, USA) Seedling of Niedzweckyana. Flesh red.
  • St Lawrence

  • (before 1835 New York, USA) Seedling of Fameuse. Tender, fine-grained white flesh stained with red. Very good for eating, has a mild, pleasant flavor.
  • Strawberry Parfait

  • (New Jersey, USA) Red stripes over yellow skinned apple. Splashes of red in the flesh, ripens around late August, does not keep.
  • Surprise

  • (1905 England, UK) Small to medium sized fruit. Greenish yellow skin with creamy, white, red stained flesh. Used by Albert Etter in his developement of Pink Pearl. Ripens in October.
  • Taunton Cross

  • (1919 Briston, England, UK) Seedling of Wealthy. Medium size fruit, skin pale greenish yellow with orange red to carmine flush and darker streaks, sometimes a little russet. Flesh firm, crisp, somewhat coarse, white often tinged pink. Flavor moderately sweet, slightly acid, ripens early.
  • Thornberry

  • (Whitethorn, California, USA) Medium size apple with greenish yellow skin and light raspberry pink flesh. Berry like subacid flavor. An Albert Etter apple, re-introduced by Ram and Marissa Fishman of Greenmantle Nursery. Thornberry is a registered trademark of Greenmantle Nursery. Ripens in October.
  • Watermelon

  • Medium size fruit. Light red skin with red stripes. Crisp, juicy, medium pink flesh.
  • Webster's Pink Meat

  • Medium size fruit. Greenish yellow skin with red blush. Crisp, juicy, medium pink flesh.
  • Winekist

  • (mid 1900's Winthrop, Maine, USA) Has not fruited for me yet, description and image from John Bunker's Fedco Trees web-site at http://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees/apples/winekist.htm. Developed by the orchardist and variety collector Morris Towle (1911-1993). Medium-small-sized, red-fleshed apple. Dark red leaves, blossoms are red. Wood is pink when you cut into it. The fruit has wine-red skin with areas and stripes of darker red and very small white dots. Very juicy coarse flesh is almost solid beet red. Season is early to mid-August.
  • Winter Red Flesh

  • Sasha x Red Flesh cross. Medium size fruit, solid red skin, solid red flesh. Purple blossoms and bronze red leaves. Ripens mid October.
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