Apple - Herefordshire Beefing

Herefordshire Beefing Apple

Malus domestica
A cooking apple with a rich flavour which keeps its shape when cooked.

Origin: Herefordshire UK 1700

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

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Herefordshire Beefing Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Herefordshire Beefing

Arose in Herefordshire. Known in the late 1700’s. A large culinary apple. Flat-round shape, fairly regular with a faint trace of well rounded ribs. Green background skin colour becoming pale yellow. Almost completely covered with a deep reddish purple flush. White flesh, tinged green. Firm and fine textured and moderately acid. When cooked keeps its shape and is suitable for open tarts, having a pretty yellow colour and quite rich flavour. Best used early in the season. Good for drying. An upright tree of moderate vigour. Tip-bearing. Fruit can be small if allowed to overcrop.



Main characteristics of Herefordshire Beefing

Use Culinary
Colour Red
Flavour Rich
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Tip-bearer
Cropping Good
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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