Duchess of Oldenburg

Sweet Tart

Duchess of Oldenburg is a stunning apple, with beautiful, yellow-and-red striped skin. Its flesh is yellowish, firm, crisp, and juicy. A highly aromatic apple, it has excellent culinary qualities. An early apple, it ripens in late August. It does not keep especially well.

Discovered: Age unknown, Russia

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Early Season


Duchess of Oldenburg, also known as Charlamowsky, was one of four Russian apples (with Alexander, Red Astrachan, and Tetofsky) imported to the United States by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society from the London Horticultural Society in 1835.