Why you should be excited

Tumanga is a tasty German apple reminiscent of the great English classic Cox’s Orange Pippin.

The story of Tumanga

The influence of the legendary Cox’s Orange Pippin is widespread, extending far beyond the borders of the United Kingdom, where it has reigned supreme for more than a century.

Evidence of Cox’s influence can be found in Germany, where Tumanga, its offspring and similar in many ways, is widely planted, used mainly for making juice.

Aside from this apple's unfortunate tendency to bruise quite easily, Tumanga is unquestionably a winner of an apple, with rich flavour, nice texture and even the ability to store through the winter quite successfully.

Whether or not you consider yourself to be a Cox Pippin Moonie, we suggest you give Tumanga a try.

Tumanga Facts

Its origins

Bred in Muncheberg-Mark, Germany; introduced in 1967.

Flavour, aroma, texture

The sweet, crisp, juicy flesh packs an intense, rich flavour. Also aromatic.


Resembles Cox's Orange Pippin, with an orange-red flush and red stripes over a greenish-yellow background skin colour, plus dots of russet.

When they’re available

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating

Very good.

Quality for cooking

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability

Very good (up to 4 or 5 months when kept refrigerated).