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Stoke Red

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

This variety gained attention in the 1920s when surveys found trees growing in Rodney Stoke, Somerset. The trees are fairly vigorous and crop quite heavily. Produces a sharp, slightly astringent juice and a fine, sharp cider.

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

Accession No.
1989 - 110


Accession name
Stoke Red
Flowering time  ›››
16th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
27th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid November 1
small 1
Broad globose conical 1
39.78 mm 1
49.78 mm 1
weak 1
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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