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Vilberie

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A French variety introduced to Herefordshire by the Woolhope Naturalist Field Club at the end of the 19th Century. Trees are vigorous with an open spreading habit. Appears to be susceptible to mildew. Produces a full bittersweet cider with a good full-bodied flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1989 - 118

  

Accession name
Vilberie
Flowering time  ›››
21st May10% flowering
24th MayFull (80%) flowering
1st June90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid November 1
Size
small-medium 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Height
39.80 mm 1
Width
41.50 mm 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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