Inside, they have firm, crisp flesh. The mild taste is a balance of sweet and tart, with the tart more dominant.
The tree is a good bearer. It needs thinning, though, or it may become a biennial bearer. It may drop fruit before harvest. It does not need many winter cold hours, but it won’t do well in very hot climates.
United States Plant Protection number 6689.
For fresh-eating, baking, pies, sauce or salads.
Stores for 2 to 3 months.
Swiss Gourmet Apples were developed in 1984 by the Federal Office for Agriculture in Switzerland at its Agroscope Wädenswil research station from a cross between Ida Red and Golden Delicious Apples.
Adam, Michel. Arlet (Swiss Gourmet). Association des Producteurs de Fruits de Schwindratzheim, Waltenheim et environs. 2 June 2009. Retrieved June 2009 from: http://arboschwin.com/index.php?page=affi_pomme_ad&num=6