Duchess of Oldenburg

Discovered Age unknown, Russia
Parentage Unknown
Harvest Early Season

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.


Duchess of Oldenburg, also known as Charlamowsky, was one of four Russian apples imported to the United States by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1835.

This apple is grown at 4 New England orchards