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Ashton Bitter

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Mr G.T. Spinks, Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol in 1947. A seedling raised from a Dabinett/Stoke Red cross. A precocious, midseason flowering variety. Fruits are of medium size and firm. Produces juice with low acidity and medium tannin.

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

Accession No.
1989 - 129

  

Accession name
Ashton Bitter
Flowering time  ›››
15th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
27th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
46.26 mm 1
Width
51.68 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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