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Houblon

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Charles Ross at Welford Park, Newbury, Berkshire, England. First recorded in 1901 when it received an Award of Merit from the RHS. Fruits have firm, slightly coarse-textured, moderately juicy flesh which is a little acid with a good aromatic, slightly aniseed flavour.

Synonyms:
The Houblon
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Peasgood's Nonsuch x Cox's Orange Pippin
Mother to:
Peacemaker
Shape
Oblong conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
64.00mm 2
Width
70.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1921 - 013

  

Accession name
Houblon
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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