”Linnaeus’s apple”

'Linnés äpple' är en sort som bevaras i klonarkivet på Linnés Hammarby. Foto Jesper Kårehed, Uppsala universitet.

Linnaeus’s apple is a medium-sized apple variety with a yellow to reddish, slightly greasy, glossy skin. The flesh is yellowish white, of a firm consistensy, with a sweet and somewhat acidic flavour. Most people describe the aroma as good. The apple is picked in October and can only be stored for about a month without loss of quality. Flowering is moderately early. Linnaeus’s apple is good both as a cooking and eating apple.


"Linnaeus’s apple” is one of about 30 varieties of fruit grown in a clone archive at Linnaeus’s Hammarby.