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Backwell Red

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

An old popular cider apple named after Backwell Village, North Somerset, UK. Fruits are small-medium in size. Produces a vintage, acidic juice and a sharp, light, fruity, thin cider.

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

Accession No.
1999 - 053


Accession name
Backwell Red
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
2nd MayFull (80%) flowering
12th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
small-medium 1
40.93 mm 1
52.86 mm 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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