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Herefordshire Redstreak apple

Malus domestica
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 images

USDA identification images for Herefordshire Redstreak

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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    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Introduced: 17th century
    • Developed by: Lord Scudamore

    Using

    • Picking season: Very late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Hard cider
    • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)

    Growing

    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular

    Climate

    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Identification

    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1650 - 1699
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red

    Where to buy trees

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    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.



    References

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


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