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Brown Snout

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in Herefordshire, UK. Known to have been in existence in the mid 1800s. Late flowering. Moderately biennial. Fruits are small to medium with firm flesh. Produces a bittersweet, average mild to medium cider.

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

Accession No.
1989 - 068


Accession name
Brown Snout
Flowering time  ›››
21st May10% flowering
24th MayFull (80%) flowering
30th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early November 1
small 1
Globose conical 1
39.70 mm 1
45.35 mm 1
weak-medium 1
absent 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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