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Collington Big Bitters

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Herefordshire and known to have been extensively planted in some West Midland orchards. A dual purpose apple traditionally used both for cider and for cooking. It is also known as

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)

Accession No.
1989 - 120

  

Accession name
Collington Big Bitters
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
small-medium 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
56.30 mm 1
Width
68.60 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled/washed out 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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