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Lady Henniker

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by John Perkins, gardener to Lord Henniker, from a pip found in cider must at Thornham hall, Eye, Suffolk between 1840 and 1850. Introduced in 1873. It received a First Class Certificate from the RHS in 1873. Fruits have firm, coarse-textured, rather dry flesh with a fairly acid but fair flavour.

Henniker, Lady Hennicker, Ledi Genniker
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Oblong 2
large 2
65.00mm 2
78.00mm 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
2000 - 056


Accession name
Lady Henniker
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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