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Called also ‘Suislepper’, this is  an old apple cultivar known worldwide but originating from Estonia, Suislepp manor in Viljandi district. People call it also “rose apple” and “raspberry apple”, in Eastern Latvia - ‘Malinovka’, but other varieties also have similar names, which causes many misunderstandings. Only recently it became clear that ‘Suislepp’ was introduced to Northern America already in 19th century under the name ‘Liveland Raspberry’. The cultivar is loved for its beautiful and tasty fruits, especially in Baltics and Scandinavia. Still, it has a serious problem – the trees suffer from canker and are not very productive. It can be told apart from other “rose apples” by its large, roughly serrated leaves.

Submitted on: 20/06/2019