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Broxwood Foxwhelp

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Known to have been planted in the orchard of H.P. Bulmer & Co. Ltd., in the 1920s. Thought to be a sport of Foxwhelp. The small fruits produce a medium bittersharp cider and a full-bodied juice.

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

Accession No.
1989 - 124


Accession name
Broxwood Foxwhelp
Flowering time  ›››
29th April10% flowering
1st MayFull (80%) flowering
8th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
small 1
Globose conical 1
47.20 mm 1
53.80 mm 1
weak-medium 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high-very 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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