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Reine des Hatives

Apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1872 by Monsieur Dieppois, Yvetot, France. Introduced to the UK in the 1920s by Dr H.E. Durham and was distributed by H.P. Bulmer & Co. A biennial but precocious cropper. Produces a bittersweet juice. The cider produced form this variety is described as

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

Accession No.
1989 - 103

  

Accession name
Reine des Hatives
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September / Early October / Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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