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Dymock Red

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A very old vintage cider variety originating from Dymock Village, Gloucestershire. A bittersweet variety producing a vintage juice and a well balanced, high quality cider. Trees are of medium vigour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust collection (link to website)

Accession No.
1992 - 115


Accession name
Dymock Red
Flowering time  ›››
26th April10% flowering
28th AprilFull (80%) flowering
8th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
small-medium 1
Globose conical 1
41.17 mm 1
54.74 mm 1
medium 1
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out/solid flush 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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