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Hambling's Seedling

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Major W.J. Hambling, Dunstable, Bedfordshire and introduced in 1894 by Bunyard, Maidstone. It received a First Class Certificate from the RHS in 1893. Fruits have a subacid flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Conical 2
large 2
70.00mm 2
83.00mm 2
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
very low 2
very low 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
2000 - 042


Accession name
Hambling's Seedling
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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