Apple - Houblon

Houblon Apple

Malus domestica
An attractive apple with a rich aromatic flavour from Norfolk.

Origin: Berkshire UK 1901

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

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Houblon 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 Houblon

Raised by Charles Ross, head gardener at Welford Park, Newbury, Berkshire from a Peasgood Nonsuch X Cox’s Orange Pippin. Introduced in 1901. Named after the Houblon banker family. Received RHS Award of Merit in 1901.

A medium/large sized apple. Short-round-conical to round shape. Sometimes a faint trace of ribbing. Pale yellowish green background skin colour becoming golden yellow. One half to three-quarters flushed bright orange red with broad, broken, dark red stripes. Some slight russeting. Yellow flesh, slightly coarse-textured, moderately juicy, with a rich, aromatic flavour.

A tree of moderate vigour. Partially tip-bearing. Light cropper.



Main characteristics of Houblon

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Partial tip-bearer
Cropping Light

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Peasgood's Nonsuch
Progeny  Peacemaker