Apple - Hambledon Deux Ans

Hambledon Deux Ans Apple

Malus domestica
An 18th Century cooking apple originating from Hampshire and popular in the Victorian era.

Origin: Hampshire UK 1750

Pollination:  Hambledon Deux Ans is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Hambledon Deux Ans Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Hambledon Deux Ans

Arose in about 1750 in Hambledon, Hampshire. Popular in 19th Century when it was said that every Hampshire garden had a ‘Deusans’ tree . Commercially grown in Kent. May still be found in old gardens in Hampshire and Sussex.

A large apple. Round-conical to conical shape, a few fruits almost oblong. Often irregular and sometimes lopsided. Some fruit fairly distinctly ribbed. Dull deep green background skin colour becoming golden yellow. May be up to three-quarters flushed brownish red, brightening to orange red on ripening. Some broad, broken, stripes. Creamy white flesh, tinged yellow. Firm and rather dry. Primarily a culinary apple, keeps its shape when cooked or makes a stiff puree. Sweet, quite rich taste when used early.

A very vigorous spreading tree. Good cropper. Prone to bitter pit. Very long-lived.

Main characteristics of Hambledon Deux Ans

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Rich
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early/Mid Oct
Season of use  Oct-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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