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Norfolk Beefing apple

Last updated 15 May 2013.

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An old cooking apple variety from the east of England.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Norfolk, East Anglia, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 18th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1603
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2000-074


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Harvest period: Late season


  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Large
  • Attractive features: Attractive blossom


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates


  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Mildew  - Some resistance

References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

Norfolk Beefing identification photos from official fruit collections

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2010 season

  • 7th May  2010  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 2nd May  2010  - tree owned by N. in CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • 28th April  2009  - tree owned by N. in CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom
  • 26th April  2009  - tree owned by N. in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2010 season

    2009 season

    • October  2009  - tree owned by N. in CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom

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