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Ashton Brown Jersey

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Grown at the National Fruit and Cider Institute, Long Ashton, Bristol in 1903. Trees were also grown in some Herefordshire orchards in the 1920s and 1930s. Trees are very slow coming into cropping. Fruits are small-medium in size with a sweet, astringent, woolly textured flesh. Produces a soft, full-bodied, medium bittersweet cider.

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

Accession No.
1992 - 107


Accession name
Ashton Brown Jersey
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid November 1
small 1
Globose conical 1
49.72 mm 1
56.37 mm 1
weak-medium 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
low 1
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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