Apple - Hanwell Souring

Hanwell Souring Apple

Malus domestica
A traditional old Victorian cooking apple.

Origin: Oxfordshire UK 1820

Pollination:  Hanwell Souring is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Hanwell Souring 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
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Hanwell Souring

Believed raised at Hanwell, near Banbury, Oxfordshire. First recorded 1820. A large culinary apple with strong acidity, as suggested by its name. It was grown commercially in the West Midlands until replaced by Bramley in the 1930’s. Cooks to a fruity, sharp, puree. Vigorous, spreading tree.

Main characteristics of Hanwell Souring

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  Nov-Jan

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  12
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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