Our Apple Varieties

Swedish fruits grow slowly because of the cold, northern climate. Organic apples grown in Sweden require time to develop their fine aroma and fresh acidity, and the taste of our drinks vary, depending on the variety of the apple and the season in which they were squeezed. We add no sugar to our drinks simply because the apple has a 100% naturally sweet flavour.

Aroma

Developed on Bals Farm by Per-Olof Bergendahl who crossed apple varieties Ingrid Marie and Filippa to come up with the delicious Aroma apple. As the name implies, the fruit has an amazing aroma and produces big, beautiful apples.

Frida

Rubinola

Rubinola is a beautiful, globe shaped apple with a slightly bitter, delicious, fresh flavour.  This apple has the highest vitamin C value among known apple varieties. It’s also resistant to certain diseases and is recommended in organic farming.  Rubinola’s origin is the Czech Republic.

Santana

Santana is particularly resistant to the many diseases that can affect apples. Derived from Holland, it has a firm flesh and plenty of acidity at the beginning of the season. If you are sensitive to apples, you might be able to eat Santanas.  They contain unusually small amounts of the protein that causes allergic reactions. This apple also stores rather well.

Hornsberg

This variety of apple probably came about on the Hornsberg Farm in Tjust. It has also gone by the name’s Hornsbergs Rose Apple. According to pomologist Arnman, this origin’s mother tree remained, albiet decrepit, until 1915, and is " without a shadow of doubt” a Swedish apple. 

This variety was very common in the Tjust area before it spread to many other parts of the country. When the Swedish Pomological Society appointed apples to represent the country’s numerous regions, they selected apples that were characteristic of Sweden's diverse landscapes, choosing those that had survived over a long period of time in a particular region. The Hornsberg apple became Småland’s apple. An early summer apple, it ripens before similar varieties, and you can still enjoy these apples in early August. 

Holländare

The origins of this variety remain a mystery. One might assume it’s of Dutch origin, but the fruit was sent to Holland for identification many years ago and was never claimed. According to one theory, this apple is originally from Lemberg, which was once a part of The Cesarean Empire, but is now called Lvov and is a part of the Ukraine. This apple is relatively large and mostly green. The meat is firm, and it has a mildly acidic flavour. In Sweden, The Holländare apples are cultivated  and grow most favourably in zones 1 and 2.

Ölands Kungsäpple

This variety is predominantly grown on Öland and in Kalmar. How this sort came about is unclear, but we know that the variety has grown on Öland since the 1800’s. The first person to take notice of this apple was Olof Eneroth, who came across it in 1859 at an exhibition in Stockholm. Eneroth initially thought it was a Swedish pit fruit, but when he described it later in his pomological notations, he referred to it as a Scharlakansparmän. He discovered much later that he’d confused the two varieties, and in the Appendix to Swedish Pomona he corrected the error and sorted out the misconception once and for all. The confusion about the name lives on, however. This apple is perfect for the Christmas season, with its rich and deep red colour.

Kalmar Glasäpple

This apple’s origin is unknown. Pomologist Eneroth found this variety spread throughout the region of Kalmar and Gotland, and he assumed that its origins were German Schleswig-Holstein, along with several other varieties that were grown in the area. A counterpart to this apple was never found, however. Regardless of its origins, this variety has been cultivated in Sweden since the 1700’s in the Kalmar region and on parts of Öland. 

Stenbergsäpple

This apple’s origins are unknown, but they’re most likely foreign. This apple is widely assumed to be related to the Borsdorferäpplet, but it took its name from the Stenberg Estate outside of Kalmar where it was cultivated under the name Lökäpple. In the beginning of the 1900’s, it was grown on only a few of the older gardens of Kalmar.