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Herefordshire Beefing



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.  Pollination partners

Herefordshire Beefing 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-1Herefordshire Beefing tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Herefordshire Beefing tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Herefordshire Beefing tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Herefordshire Beefing tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Herefordshire Beefing 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 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.

Characteristics of Herefordshire Beefing apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourRed
FlavourRich
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingTip-bearer
CroppingGood
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date17
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners