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Brown Snout apple

Brown Snout
Brown Snout is a traditional English hard-cider variety, producing a mild bittersweet juice.

Brown Snout apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Brown Snout

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    United Kingdom

    Harvest records for this variety

    2019 season

    • October  2019  - tree owned by Jon in Shaw Island, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1989-068


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colour: Green - light
    • Fruit colour: Russet
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Fruit shape: Conical


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Hard cider
    • Picking month: November
    • Picking period: early November
    • Specific gravity: 1053
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Cold hardiness (USDA): Zone 4 (-34C)
    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average
    • Fire blight: Very susceptible

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