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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.  Pollination partners

Houblon apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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.

Characteristics of Houblon apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingPartial tip-bearer
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentagePeasgood's Nonsuch