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Herefordshire Redstreak apple

An old English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice. Although grown commercially in the 18th century, it was almost unknown by the mid-19th century. The Improved Redstreak variety in the UK National Fruit Collection is assumed to be an example of the original variety.

Herefordshire Redstreak identification photos

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Herefordshire, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 17th century
  • Developed by: Lord Scudamore
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2011
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1989-092


  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Harvest period: Very-Late season


  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Period of origin: 1600 - 1649

Also known as

  • Red Streak


  • Canker  - Some susceptibility

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  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor
    Red Streak

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