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Sweet Coppin

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

An old variety originating in Devon. Once very common in cider orchards in the Exeter area. Susceptible to mildew. The medium to large fruits ripen early November. Produces a pure sweet, sometimes a very mild bittersweet cider of good quality.

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

Accession No.
1989 - 112


Accession name
Sweet Coppin
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early November 1
small 1
Globose conical 1
49.10 mm 1
52.80 mm 1
weak 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
mottled 1
medium-high 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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