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Hidden Rose® apple trees

(Airlie Red Flesh)
Malus domestica
Hidden Rose
Hidden Rose is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

Hidden Rose is a plain green-skinned apple, but when you bite into it you find the unusual rose pink flesh inside.

As with many red or pink-fleshed apples the blossom is a deeper pink than is found in regular white-fleshed apples. This puts Hidden Rose in the middle of the spectrum which runs from regular mainstream apples with white or light pink blossom, green leaves, and white or cream flesh, to the dark-fleshed crab apples which usually have very dark pink blossom and bronze leaves. 

Hidden Rose apples ripen quite late in the season. They have a pleasant tangy flavour, and overall this is one of the better-tasting red or pink-fleshed varieties. The apples can be kept in cold storage for several months.

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Hidden Rose organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock22.25€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
    Sold-out Sorry we have sold out for this season
  • 2Maidentree on MM111 rootstock22.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
    Sold-out Sorry we have sold out for this season
  • 3Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock22.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
    Sold-out Sorry we have sold out for this season
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  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
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  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Hidden Rose was named in 2001, but was discovered in the 1960s growing as a seedling tree near Airlie in Oregon, USA. It is still widely known by its original name - Airlie Red Flesh.

Hidden Rose characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityMild damp climates
  • Picking periodlate Octoberearly November
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • CroppingLight
  • Food usesCulinaryJuice
  • Disease resistancePoor
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourPink / Red
  • Fruit colourGreen - light
  • Fruit sizeSmall