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Foxwhelp (Broxwood)



A tradional bittersharp vintage West Country cider apple.

Origin: Gloucestershire UK, 1600

Pollination: Foxwhelp (Broxwood) is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Foxwhelp (Broxwood) apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Foxwhelp (Broxwood) tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Foxwhelp (Broxwood) tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Foxwhelp (Broxwood) tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Foxwhelp (Broxwood) tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Foxwhelp (Broxwood) tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Foxwhelp (Broxwood)

Foxwhelp is an old variety known since the 17th century which probably arose in Gloucestershire. A small to medium brilliant red fruit. It produces a bittersharp, armatic, flavoursome golden juice. Produces a vintage quality cider with a characteristic strong musky flavour.

Characteristics of Foxwhelp (Broxwood) apple trees

UseCider
ColourRed
FlavourBittersharp
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeSept
Season of useSep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date5
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners