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Norfolk Beefing

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in Norfolk, England. It was first recorded in 1807. Fruits have very firm, coarse-textured, juicy flesh which is very acid.

Synonyms:
Beaufin Millemont, Cat's Head, Cat's Head Beaufin, Catshead, Catshead Beaufin, Catshead Beefing, Norfolk Bearer, Norfolk Beau-Fin, Norfolk Beauffin, Norfolk Beaufin, Norfolk Beaufing, Norfolk Beefin, Norfolk Biffin, Norfolk Coleman, Ramsden, Ramsden's, Ramsdens, Read's Baker, Red Beefing, Reed's Baker, Reeds Baker, Schoener von Norfolk, Schoner von Norfolk, Taliesin, Taliesman, Tallesin, Winter Beefing, Winter Coleman, Winter Colman
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)

Accession No.
2000 - 074

  

Accession name
Norfolk Beefing
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
63.07 mm 1
Width
78.28 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Dark Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
coarse 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register